American convert Saraji Umm Zaid offers practical advice for the new Muslim on this sensitive issue.
(Addressed primarily to females, but mostly relevant to both sexes.)
This is probably the hardest thing you will have to do as a new Muslim. For many people, it poses the prospect of opening up old wounds, risking hurt feelings on both sides, and threatens to rip apart familial relationships. For others, they know that they will be accepted by their parents, siblings, and other family members unconditionally.