Coming from a Catholic family, I have first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to disagree with your entire family on almost any subject. And while I handle my arguments well in any other situation, when it comes to my parents or my sister, I’m always awkwardly giving in or shutting up just to avoid confrontations.
Sometimes, I feel like I shouldn’t – especially regarding their tendency towards alt-med and alt-med-like scams – but these are people I love and intend to maintain a relationship with for the rest of my life, regardless of their flawed belief systems, so I mostly stay quiet and do nothing. (Sometimes I even do the unthinkable and ask myself “what’s the harm?”).
So, I turn to you:
Is your family skeptic of your skepticism? Do you think it’s worth it to confront it sometimes or all times? How would you confront them without harming the relationship? Do you think you could ever get them to listen?
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