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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-02-05 11:09 PM
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17. You have some decisions to make, clearly
You probably want to think about why you want to tell this uncle. You're expecting him to excoriate you, and you're probably figuring he won't pay for your college after he knows the truth. Is this the case, or am I reading more into it than I should?

I know that some people feel a need to be totally honest with people regarding every aspect of their lives. I'm of the "what they don't know, won't hurt them" school of thought, especially if I know they'll just be pissed off about something or engage in continual criticism. I have very few GOP relatives (I am blessed) but I just avoid political discourse with them, and if they push it, I tell them to back off because my mind is made up, and how about them Red Sox?

Do you think you will change uncle's heart? Do you seek a confrontation? What do your parents have to say about telling the uncle? I should think they might be able to help you sort this out, have you asked for their help or advice?

Are you willing to go to school part time, and work to pay your tuition, or maybe switch to a cheaper school?

I don't see that you gain much by telling the uncle anything at this point, and you lose the tuition, if he is indeed a prejudiced type. Of course, it's your life, and your call. But if I were you, I'd talk to your parents about it in some depth. After all, they know the guy, and probably have a good idea about what kind of flack you will be taking...
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