I don’t want us to be those parents who never act romantic in front of their children. I want our kids to learn how to really love somebody because we lead by example. So kiss me in the kitchen while I’m pouring cereal, cuddle with me on the couch during family movie night, and hold my hand while we grocery shop.
Let’s show them what true love looks like, so when they find it for themselves they’ll never let it go.
I reverted in July 2012 , alhamdulillah! Circumstances beyond my control forced me to move back home with my parents. Dad’s been an active church member for years. Mom, not so much. My relationship with my mother has always been shaky. Upon this last move back, things just seem like they’ve gotten worse.
I constantly have problems in the house. No one goes food shopping. They buy a lot of pork-based products. They forget to get food for me when they order out. Mom isn’t very considerate of other people’s feelings or concerns. She keeps the TV very loud at all hours of the night. She interrupts me frequently when I’m making up prayers. It genuinely feels like my mother does not like me, or at least she doesn’t like this new change in my life.
My family has never been one to accept change very well. Anything different is usually the subject of much gossip and is typically shunned. I haven’t seen most of my family since I reverted, but those that I have seen have given me looks of utter disgust.
I have not finished reading my Quran yet, but a lot of the reading that I have done emphasizes having a strong relationship with one’s family. How do I accomplish this? I feel like they are alienating me because I’m not a Christian anymore (even though I haven’t been a Christian since about 2003.) It’s infuriating because all I want to do is cut off from all of them. It causes so much stress in addition to my already hard battles with mental illnesses and stress from work. I honestly don’t know what to do at this point.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?
Thanks in advance.