Hello everyone! Thank you in advance for reading 📖 I live with my husband and my husband’s mother, my mother-in-law. I, myself, am a Wiccan/Witch, my husband is an atheist and my mother-in-law is a fairly chill Catholic. I currently try to hide my faith/practice for a few reasons; mainly, not to make her and my husband uncomfortable and also to avoid their teasing. They have a good relationship where they openly annoy each other as a way to bond; needless to say, they aren’t as sensitive as I am. My husband already knows I’m Pagan but has expressed it’s a bit weird and, to him, illogical. Overall, he doesn’t seem to care too much.
What I’ve been troubled over is mainly his mom. She regularly decides to clean our room as she is kind of acting like our live-in maid as she is unable to work. I know she has seen some of my ritual tools or a book I’ve accidentally left out, but we’ve stayed oddly silent about it. She’s never really asked and I haven’t told her anything. But I still feel unsettled with her seeing my items as she has made negative but teasing comments before about witchcraft and evil spirits. It’s clear she believes in them but more in a sinister light. Her upbringing taught her that it is evil and even though she is more relaxed, I still get a sense she would still feel uneasy.
Should I talk with her and/or my husband about my beliefs openly? Am I being silly trying so hard to hide it from them when they pretty much know? If you “came out” to your family about being a witch, how did you go about it? What did you feel made you more confident or worked well?
Thank you again for your help! Blessed be!