Just want to know how many of you here are attached to someone who is also leading the same lifestyle as you and how that affects your relationship? It seems pretty damn hard to find someone who is on the same journey as me or at least wants to jump on the wagon for a ride...I guess i'm just wondering if any of you here are going through the same frustrations and how are you overcoming them...
- lonely banana lover
If this is directed at me, I have all the time in the world. I rush nothing. :)
As a non-gourmet (mostly raw) lowfat vegan who doesn't bother with recipes at all, I have no desire to make dishes for others - it's stressful and I think that's something everyone should do for themselves (unless they are ill or in any other way unable to provide for themselves).
^^I may come across as an arrogant selfish b**** with my statement, but it is not meant to hurt, I am just being honest. I have my reasons for not engaging into gourmet recipes and always providing for myself/only eating my own foods (vegan - mostly raw) and since I found this way of eating, I am much happier and I feel so much healthier - physically and psychologically.
For people that like to make gourmet dishes - whether for themselves or for others, that's fine. I accept that, but I also expect them to accept my choices. When both sides can accept, then is everything peaceful and harmonious. :)
^^Hopefully I'm making sense.
I was not even thinking of your comment. I did not even see it when I wrote mine. I agree with you, for my own diet. But sometimes we may choose to exert some effort when we want to help someone transition. I am not bragging when I tell you that I have changed some lives. And these were not clients who found my raw wellness center; I am talking about those I met who had no intention whatsoever about being raw let alone vegan, let alone lfrv. You can say whatever you please- I have zero conflict with this topic. I am at peace since I know how to solve "the problem" of how to handle those who do not eat this way that we are either in a relationship with, or desire to be. I was just sharing my experience.
Okay, thank you Chris for the feedback. :)
If i could find someone who's into the food I am, i'd follow them to the ends of the earth ^^
if your not vegan then you dont come near me - i dont do dead corpse sacks on two legs.
+1 @ vegan witch :)
I'm on the same boat - I broke up a five year relationship because she would not want to continue the vegan journey with me. We were thinking about family and the thought that my kids would be eating SAD would be the most hypocritical thing I would ever allow and I couldn't not do it. So for the past year, I've been single - I rather stay like this and hopefully end up with someone that is as passionate about being vegan as I am. I don't see a normal relationship with someone non-vegan because it is part of our daily lives - its not a diet but a lifestyle. It's not only about what we eat but everything else - the animals, the environment, etc. So yes, the frustrations are the same but never give up hope - your banana knight will show up one day, just like my banana princess ;-)
Great post. Thank you, Alek. This is exactly what I have been trying to say on this forum. It is NOT just about the food you eat or your someone special eats. It is about the lifestyle and the values and the ethics that come with this lifestyle. Because let's face the universal truth - we are what we eat.
I agree. :-)
Thank you. :)