My man or his parents??
Find a Conversation
|Wed, 03-26-2003 - 7:11pm|
Now I'll begin on my reasons for fear: #1 is religion. I found out that I was Jewish (by bloodline) just a few years ago. I have done some research on the religion. I was raised Christian, but my family never attended church. I intend on focusing more on Judaism and being more religion minded once I have the time in my life for it (right now I work full time and take 9 units per semester in college). Well, my DBF is Jewish. His mother is from Israel and is a Hebrew teacher. He's had a history of dating "blonde christian girls" - which by looking at me - I appear to be! I don't know if his mother will be accepting of my bloodline, and faith in Judaism - or if she will just see that I wasn't raised Jewish and dismiss my hopes for living my life. I also wonder if the age difference might bother them (not that I see it as any issue) it's a 6 year difference, I'm 21 and he's 27...but he has a sister who is 22, and terribly immature. They may just decide based on her what my maturity level is at.
I just know that his family is Judgmental enough of him - he's always making comments showing an "inferiority complex" when it comes to matters of his parent's acceptance, despite the fact that he is terribly successful and always makes very wonderful decisions.
My question to you all is - how do I deal with parents who may not be accepting of me? It's new territory that I'm not used to. I know that the best advice is to just "be myself", and that "they'll see what a good person I am". But from the way he talks about it - I don't know if that is true, no matter how "wonderful" I may be. Help?!?!