I have been with my boyfriend for five years now and we might even attend college together. However, I am vegetarian and he is vegan. My parents just now got used to me being vegetarian even though I haven’t eaten meat for ten years, and would hate me going vegan. I really love him and I don’t want to offend him way by eating animal products with him, like how we often share vegan ice cream together! I want to go vegan with him, but I’m afraid of my parents reactions. What should I do?
@loveall Ronnie is a great boy, he will love you no matter what you eat . @StickyMike I agree totally. They can’t control what we eat in the end.
I’m always here as your BVTSITW if you ever need moral support. <3
If you are responsible enough to be attending college you should be responsible enough to do certain things in your life. Be as independent as you can (buy your own foods, etc.) and do well in school. Your parents may support you, but they don’t own you.
Do what you feel best! No matter what you choose, someone is going to have a “problem” with it, ya know? It’s one of those decisions where you just do what you want to do! You sound like you’re going to college soon? You’re pretty grown up, and pretty soon your parents won’t even have to worry about it, Im sure. I’d go vegan, if I were you.
You’re almost in college it sounds like. So why don’t you make your own decisions? Especially if you’re not going to live at home; your parents can’t tell you what to eat. And if that doesn’t work, just try to eat as much vegan food as possible at given moments.
Your parents should not hold you back. If anything they should support and welcome your new lifestyle. Its not like you are doing something wrong. If they love you they should understand how important animals and their rights are to you. Best of luck.
Stand up for what you believe in. Everyone has the right to be themselves, they’ll understand that you are eating vegan because you love animals, you love your boyfriend, and your other reasons behind your decision.
Looks like I’m going vegan. Yes, my boyfriend would love me regardless and I have never said that it was a competition between who could be a better vegan. I do realize that it takes more than vegan ice cream to hold a relationship together (even though it certainly is a good apology maker ). We’ve been together for five and a half years, and he definitely is okay and accepting of my vegetarianism; he has never reprimanded me as he was once vegetarian as well. I’m not only going vegan for our relationship, but for myself and for the animals. Thank you everyone for your advice.
If you’re old enough to be in college, then you’re old enough to think for yourself. Your parents are not going to lord over you forever, so make your own decisions. I think your parents would respect the fact that you can take care of yourself no matter what lifestyle you choose. As for your boyfriend, he should respect your actions as well. If you need some time to adjust to veganism, then he should accept it and help you along. There’s much more to a lasting relationship than to eat vegan ice cream together. If you slip up along the way, you shouldn’t be reprimanded by the person you love. Remember, it’s not a battle over who can be the best vegan.