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A few more stories about my father|
I've been thinking a lot about this sad situation, and how ironic it is that someone who practiced as a psychiatrist couldn't tolerate human variation. And, if his objection was religious in nature, how ironic it is that he raised a daughter who was not just proud to be culturally Jewish, but for whom Jewish prayer, spirituality, and synagogue life are a vital part of her life and the way she raises her kids.
|Date:||July 21st, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)|| |
My parents weren't religious.
Timing was part of the issue. When I came out to my parents, my father said that his practice would be ruined if it were known that he had a lesbian daughter. Within a few years I think it was likely his practice would have been ruined if it were known that he disowned a daughter for being a lesbian!
Well, I guess that's one thing to be said for rushed, impersonal HMO medical practice--nowadays we're so happy to get in to see a doctor at all that "gosh, I sure hope I approve of the lifestyle of Dr. X's entire family" doesn't really come into it.