Hello. I posted on another thread, but have been struggling since I moved to Utah to “fit in”. It is about a 60/40 split so they say that there are 60% mormons and 40% non-mormons. I highly disagree, but who cares.
I try my best to break down the mormon cliques in my new neighborhood. They really take care of their own and I have become good friends with a girl that lives just around the corner that is mormon and doesn’t care what religion I am. She invites to a lot of mormon things and I’m highly appreciative. I’ve gotten to know a lot of the women that are a little more “accepting” that I’m not mormon, but I still feel like an outcast and still feel like I’m constantly being judged. There are some women in the neighborhood who don’t even talk to me… they stay in their own little cliques and don’t go outside those cliques. Mostly, I worry about my kids growing up here and the fact that all of the children in the wards (church) play together but my kids don’t because they aren’t LDS. I worry they will be outcasts and be judged. I hear a lot of that around here and it just plain isn’t fair. I can’t be a baby, I have to suck it up.
I have no family here (duh, who would want to move here)… and won’t be able to move for another 3 years because my husband owns a restaurant. I’m just curious if there’s anybody in Utah that belongs to these boards and if so how did you overcome barriers?
Thank you for listening and for your response.