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Family issues like no other.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Heatherly May 4, 2011. 13 Replies

A typical advice thread on how to deal with family really. I'm pretty sure most of you guys get sick of these, but like everyone else, I believe my problem is different. To make a long, complicated…Continue

 

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May 5, 2011
Tom Heatherly replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
"Everything is so polarizing nowadays, we have family members that won't talk to each other over happenings in Madison, WI.  We're kind of at the mercy to a degree of the media talking heads always spitting hate for people that…"
May 4, 2011
Erynes Alderidge replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
"If the situation were any different, I'd feel the same. But we've been together for almost four years now and yes he is pretty much amazing in every other way, which makes it that much harder to talk about. Normally I'm the one that…"
May 4, 2011
Mo Trauen replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
"Welcome and congratulations on freeing your mind.   Every situation is different and I don't know enough about yours to give advice.  But, I will say that you really don't need to come out to anyone except your future spouse and…"
May 4, 2011
Heather Spoonheim replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
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May 4, 2011
Erynes Alderidge replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
"Oh wow, I went to bed with zero replies and come back and have a ton! I'm so thankful that everyone is so welcoming and respectful, it's a nice change of pace to say in the least. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and concerns, you…"
May 4, 2011
Chris Green replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
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May 4, 2011
Chris Green replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
" Hi Erynes   The quick answer is hold your ground and be strong. The long answer is more complex because of people's sensibilities and sensitivity.  Talk to like-minded people about your views and opinions. Listen to their…"
May 4, 2011
Robert Karp replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
"Welcome to the community Erynes.    When dealing with this issue of "coming out" to family, I would advise you to tread carefully, slowly and with respect to the differing beliefs of others that I'm sure you have.  Your…"
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Chris Barrett replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
"that sounds pretty rough, and as has already been stated you'll be the best person to decide when and how to address your beliefs with your father. I have a really difficult time usually understanding what theists think, what goes on in their…"
May 4, 2011
Walter Maki replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
"Welcome to TA Erynes :) We have a pretty good group of people with a wide variety of experiences who are willing to help. I am relatively new and only at a partial point of disclosure of my atheism to a few in public life. I have yet to tell my best…"
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Heather Spoonheim replied to Erynes Alderidge's discussion 'Family issues like no other.'
"I'm glad you posted and had the courage to be so sincere.  Your situation, like most others, is unique and deserves to be addressed individually.  I'm glad you have a best friend who is Atheist so you have some immediate support.…"
May 4, 2011
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Family issues like no other.

A typical advice thread on how to deal with family really. I'm pretty sure most of you guys get sick of these, but like everyone else, I believe my problem is different. To make a long, complicated story short: I was adopted into a extremely Catholic/Republican household and this past year I've officially started declaring myself an atheist.Only my best friend and boyfriend really know. Best friend is an atheist as well. (shes the one that got me to finally get the guts to say it out loud) But…See More
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