Loving And Living With A Meat Eater When You’re A Vegetarian
For National Vegetarians Month I wanted to talk about a particular group of individuals who are probably struggling a little: the vegetarians who love and live with meat eaters. I was a vegetarian for three years and during that time I met my boyfriend. For me, showing love involves cooking for people and sharing my favorite foods with them. This was obviously tough when the person I love, well, found most of my foods at best bland and at worst repulsive. I, of course, found the foods he likes repulsive at the time. And then there were the differences in ethics around our diets. It’s not easy but you can make it work. Here’s what it’s like being a vegetarian who loves and lives with a meat eater.
You’ll get nauseous sometimes
Sometimes you’ll walk into your own kitchen and smell a waft of meat cooking and become very nauseous. Then your partner will feel terrible and you’ll feel terrible for making him feel terrible. It’s a whole thing.