I’ve been dating someone for a few months and he is Jewish, while I am Catholic. When my mom found out that he is Jewish, she told me I’d better “nip it in the bud”, “end things soon”, etc. Periodically she asks me if I’m still seeing him, and will make the same comments. She says she doesn’t understand how I can date someone of a different religion.
I have no issue with dating someone of a different religion. I’m upset that she’s writing him off without even knowing who he is as a person. Whether it’s this guy or a guy in the future, I hate that she is so closed-minded and thinks she has the right to tell me what to do when it comes to my love life. Interfaith marriages are so common these days, and they are allowed in the Catholic Church. Does anyone have any advice for how to deal with her? I haven’t even let her know that we are in an actual relationship because of the way she’s reacted.