My mom and I recently got into a fight. I told her that I felt taken for granted.
She said that she "tolerates" me being a vegetarian and not-so-religious. It hurts knowing what she really thinks of me. That being said, she doesn't know that I'm an atheist/humanist.
Piror to my deconversion, I was religiously zealous. I was also a bully. I preached about keeping kosher, obserbing the sabbath, and wearing modest clothing. I would scold people who had permanent tattoos and saw them as people who couldn't be "saved." I also viewed my paternal grandparents who didn't take my former faith seriously while they were mean to me as "godless heathens." To this day, I'm scared of going back to being a religious bully.
My mom's like a Republican version of those college students who call for trigger warnings, safe spaces. I feel like everything I do around her is like a microagression.
I've been having an internal crisis ever since the fight. What should I do?
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