Date: July 02, 2013 10:35AM
except that she does unfortunately follow politics and is somewhat less defensive about the church. I don't think she really believes it, but it gave her a social life and a reason to live after my dad died.
I gave up trying to have a normal adult relationship after years of conflict that began with me speaking my truth to her about my dad. As long as I just sit and listen to what I call the church babbling, we're good.http://exmormon.org/phorum/read.php?2,802833
She just yaks away, and don't even think about trying to get a word in edgewise. Her older sister is the same way, and until recently I thought much worse. But my mom has gotten really bad, showing no interest in anything I might have to say. I can't remember the last time she asked me a question.
It's boring as hell, but the upside is I don't have to reach for things to say that won't offend her extreme conservative sensibilities and start an argument. Mostly I just say, "Uh-huh" and multi-task.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2013 10:51AM by munchybotaz.