I am in a fairly new relationship with my girlfriend and we have made it a point to be absolutely transparent about her T1D condition. The problem is that my parents have wild misconceptions about the life of a diabetic - thinking that we will never be physically intimate or have kids, they think that the marriage will eventually end up in ruins with no child to anchor.
We have known each other for 12 years and I have had knowledge of her condition since almost right from the beginning when she got diagnosed. I want to be there to support her and she’s doing a stellar job with managing her blood glucose level. She has also been educating me on the complexities of living with T1D and we’re very very sure we want to spend our lives together.
To get to the point, I am rather lost at what to do. I am perhaps trying to reach out to see if any of you have been in similar situations with unreasonably ignorant parents of spouses. How do I help my girlfriend deal with this? I am working hard to dispel the misconceptions my parents have but they are super obstinate and are constantly losing their temper with me or claim that I am a liar.
We’ve been talking at lengths about how to deal with this, it really does seem like the problem here is 1) my parents’ misconception/ prejudices.
2) my relationship with my parents’
Though we are at a stalemate here, because if we were to stop seeing each other in order for me to insulate my girlfriend from all these drama. My parents would be perfectly happy. My mom told me just two days ago to my face that she will live as long as she can to see me single - if i am determined to be with my girlfriend.