Family Political Problem
July 23, 2009 9:08 PM Subscribe
How to deal with a bullying uncle who hates liberals.
posted by samsaunt to human relations (58 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My sister-in-law was raised Mormon, but escaped as a teenager. Her relatives are very conservative and she is not. She has endured years of torment from her uncle (a Bill O'Reilly type) via numerous daily e-mails regarding Obama's birth certificate and such. He knows she disagrees so he's basically just bullying her. She usually just deletes them.
Today she received another e-mail from him about Obama (muslim, socialist, antichrist, whatever) she replied that she'd had enough, told him she was insulted and asked for her name to be removed from his list (I think she should have done this long ago). He replied to the entire list (mostly family) calling her a thin-skinned liberal dummocrat. She's humiliated, but happy to be off the list, but she never will be rid of him because he's family.
How do you guys deal with this kind of stuff?