Politics Made My Parents Disown Me : Ask Politics
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Politics Made My Parents Disown Me
Has anyone ever stopped talking with certain family members based on conflicting political views?
As of late, my views are definitely on the progressive side of things, but my entire family is ULTRA right wing and it's annoying. I don't even enjoy visiting them anymore, because my dad somehow ends up starting up an argument about politics and he keeps interrupting me, yelling and uses Fox News and Rush Limbaugh as his source for EVERYTHING. He thinks Ronald Reagan is the greatest hero of all time (next to Donal Trump of course) and hates Democrats with a passion. He literally overlooks most of the things that I say, and I get all of my news from MSNBC, NPR, Robert Reich and Bernie Sanders. So we always have explosive arguments.
Because of this, both of my parents have mentioned that they want nothing to do with me (or any other non-conservative). I'm thinking of avoiding visiting my parents at all costs but it's hard because my 86-year-old grandmother lives with them and I want to see her as often as possible. However, my family has become very unpleasant to be around. And when other family members or friends are there, they ALL gang up against me.
Has this happened with anyone on here? Will it get better?
Having right-wing or left-wing views doesn't matter at all to me. Forcing an agenda down someone else's throat, or belittling someone because they disagree with you, does matter to me. And it isn't a person I would want to interact with even if I agreed with everything that they said.
As uncomfortable as it sounds, I think you'd do best to avoid the topic, and when they bring it up, avoid answering questions or defending your views. You could also try pointing out your issues with their tone, disregarding the message. Anything you say that could possibly be interpreted as an attack on their political views will just add fuel to the fire.
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