Depressed when visiting parents

Is it normal? I moved away to get some freedom to be myself and when I’m visiting, I’m stuck hearing moral judgments that I have to conform to all the time. I’m not conservative by any means, so I tend to feel trapped. Does this happen to other people?

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Oh yes

Feb 18, 2019 at 9:10pm

My parents are mormon. I am not. I will never have a " normal " family relationship

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Anonymous

Feb 19, 2019 at 10:30am

it did, until I set boundaries. use ur absence as a bargaining chip.

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Low contact

Feb 19, 2019 at 6:05pm

I felt the same until I went very low contact. While I initially felt guilty for it, at least I've kept my sanity. I used to have panic attacks every time I visited or called my parents.

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