Telling Your Family About Being Wiccan"To come out of the broom closet": many of us have heard of something similar or related to that phrase. Many of us, either at one point in time have come out to our family and friends and told them about being Wiccan or have been still waiting for the time to do it. Telling one's family you are Wiccan is defiantly not like a coming out party some of us might remember at the age of 16. There are a lot of times, we as Wiccan's wonder if our friends or family will keep accepting us due to our religion with all the false images we deal with on a day to day basis.
Every situation is different there are some that are welcomed with open arms after telling their family but some of us wonder if there will be a repercussions from telling them. There are many of us though those deal with wondering how accepting someone will be to our religion due to the portrayals that are made that we try to take back and show the reality of what is real and what isn't. What are some of the things to consider when telling your family about being Wiccan?
I believe first off you need to be sure to do a lot of soul searching on rather or not to tell your family. Some people try to be very honest with their family and might be very close to their family therefore you want to tell them and come out to your family, than there are some of us that might not be close to all our family but would like to at least tell someone in our family. That's the first step is deciding do you want to go through telling your family and telling about your life choice and being ready for the good and bad that might be handed out to you after telling them.
Secondly, you might want to be sure to think of the points they might ask you about when it comes to Wicca, have answers for them, and if there are some that you might not know is sure to consult someone that might be able to help you. Most of us try to be sure to tell things as closely related to what we believe as the truth. Thirdly, prepare yourself for the good and the bad as much as we all would like to think that everyone will understand there are going to be some people that might blow up even with what you tell them due to whatever reason. You have to be prepared for that as anytime you tell someone about being Wiccan like most other religions you have to be prepared for the good and the bad that might come out of a conversation like that.
Main thing to also remember is to be calm when talking to whoever you tell, no matter if in this case it is your family or if you tell some of your friends later on down the road. Getting upset or reacting in certain ways will only make any situation worse. If you feel any doubt at all on telling someone use the rule of thumb of just not telling. Unless it gets to the point of doubt and a situation that might call on you needing to tell them regardless of the doubt you should go by your instinct first and foremost. Remember also to never question the choice you have made to come to this path, you will always find regardless of the choices you make people that will hate it and people who will support you, remember that what makes you happy should come first and foremost.