I haven't posted here for a few months, but I've been reading and trying to keep up.
One of my friends Michelle has super-conservative beliefs about homosexuality, abortion, etc. She strictly abides by the values of the catholic church, and refuses to acknowledge that other points of view even exist.
She has asked me to be in her bridal party for her wedding next May. We have been close friends for a really long time, so I said yes. I'm having a hard time agreeing with her beliefs, though I do want Michelle to be happy, so I've been laying low on voicing my opinions, because I know she's not going to change her mind.
I guess what I'm asking is...maybe I need to develop some coping mechanisms so that when she gets all opinionated I can ignore what she's saying and not let it bother me. She is aware that my views are pretty much the opposite of hers, and we know which topics we need to stay away from. Does anyone else have any friends like this? I love her a lot and want to keep being her friend, but she makes it so hard sometimes!