• My dilemma

    Profile photo of StephanieLizz

    Over a year ago

    So I was vegan for six years and then I started eating animal products again, and I’m looking to change that. My problem is that my boyfriend is serious about meat. He grew up in the mountains and he’s a hunter (not for recreation, he literally feeds his family this way, which I understand) so veganism and vegetarianism he doesn’t really…get.

    We live together, and I’m trying to figure out how to enjoy a cruelty-free diet and avoid arguments. Can anyone help?

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  • Profile photo of PoolShark

    Over a year ago

    Don’t forget, YOU made the choice to not eat animals or animal products. A noble and just cause but still your cause none the less. If you’ve made your point and he won’t budge then don’t push it! Free will is the best part of human existence!

    You can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink…

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  • Profile photo of PoolShark

    Over a year ago

    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”- Dr. Seuss

    He has chosen his path as have you. Cook for yourselves, you don’t have to agree on diet! If you love each other than this will not be a problem…

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  • Profile photo of Dagmar

    Over a year ago

    There are some good cheap and easy staples such as rice and beans. Also, potatoes. Even if he just cut down eating meat a bit, it would still make a bit of difference.

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  • Profile photo of StephanieLizz

    Over a year ago

    @LittleLotte Yeah, I know it sounds so old fashioned but he grew up in the mountains and his family is very poor, and his mother is very very sick and can’t drive and his dad is getting a little too old to work. They do what they can to make ends meet, and with the economy right now it’s hard to find jobs. He moved here to the city to get a job and help them but it kind of backfired (it took me almost a year out of college to find one, even places like Target and Book A Million didn’t want me!) He’s allergic to soy :( He couldn’t eat the yummy stuff I make, he’ll get really sick.

    Sorry it took me so long to reply, my 8-5 job wears me out. We talked about it and he’s completely fine with my decisions.

    @jessicamacdougall5 My standards are fine. I refuse argue with you because that will lead us nowhere. Sometimes you fall in love with someone and they may have different beliefs, and that’s fine. Isn’t this about love and kindness and not cruelty?

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  • Profile photo of LittleLotte

    Over a year ago

    Does he still need to actually hunt to feed his family?

    Maybe you could make a few vegan meals for him to show him what yummy food he’s missing out on!

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