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
+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. :)
I also agree with this. I just broke off a 3-year relationship because, among other reasons, he was a nocturnal SAD-eater and I, as a fruity, need my hours of operation to be between 8am-10pm. He made fun of me a lot and wouldn't let up despite my very polite opposition, and it just snowballed. I don't know if I'd necessarily have a problem dating someone who ate SAD if it wasn't for him, but he may have just pushed my limits too much for me to feel comfortable with that again. Especially given the toll that meat-eating has on the planet.
I went vegan for the health almost a year ago, but I'm staying for the animals. I don't know how I would reconcile my fundamental beliefs with romantic feelings =/
good for you! you got it right, its not only about us! also, i really don't see myself being with meat eater - imagine kissing someone who just ate a stake or a big mac - nasty! vegans taste better! :-)
I am patiently waiting for my banana princess. :-)
lol yup :D
banana princess! i like that :) might chance my name to that ! ha ha