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
you nailed it on the head, Gia. awesome post and i'm glad more people are same minded and i hope those young girls take note. i'm in my 30's so lessons learned, but more to come for sure. stay your grounds and stick to what you know is right and veganism, that is the way to go for the future of us as human species. i think that is the next evolution from the stone age habits of killing and eating flesh.
Yeah, I'm not in my twenty's and don't look my age at all.. haha... I would have thought the same at your age as well.. But you change as the years go by.. I can see how people on the other side think were nuts.. just looking at diet as a big deal in a mate. But it is important. I have been on the Health & Raw journey a long time and this is how I feel... :) The Health of my future Partner, children, pets... ME! Is Important.. There is no life without it. haha.. I could ramble on & on...
well you don't have to marry someone to want to share the same ideology. so its not only about our health, which is very important, but also what has happened to our cousins in fur and feather. just watching the documentary "Earthlings" should be enough to understand the horror behind the meat and diary industry. i think that's much more important than anything else, then we need to consider the environment and mother nature. it takes so much grain and water to sustain these animals to produce the meat, cheese and milk. so the lifestyle makes a difference when you are with the person you want to share every day together. so i guess its how you look at things - are you passionate about all of the above? if you are, then the guy next to you needs to be as supportive and into it as you are. then, its all fun together :-)
thanks! great reply! :)
I was married to a carnivore/omnivore guy for 10 years. When I started going fruitarian, he would say he supported me and even say he understood but then he would keep asking me if I wanted to go out to dinner, have some of his food and not support me to his family. It was extremely difficult. I ended up leaving him, not just for that because after doing a stretch of 5 months (before leaving), I became very clear about everything that was toxic in our marriage and not just the food. I am single now and sort of looking around for a lifetime companion but I'm a little skittish about finding someone that doesn't eat the way I do. I live with my son and roommate right now and they just don't get it. We can't win them over; only they can come to terms with their food and health. We just have to support each other and do what's responsible for ourselves. Thanks for this question...great one!
That's very strong of you to know who you are as well as what does - as well as what doesn't - do you good Peggy. :)
Thank you Athena!
It is pretty hard. When I met my current boyfriend I was vegan and ate a high-fat cooked diet. He was a bit skeptical at first but we went to a vegan restaurant by my house and he liked it and he's cool with vegan food. The only thing that bugs me a little bit is he loves animals and he says he does BUT... he eats animal flesh, secretions, and ovulation. He's been eating a lot more veggies and fruit since he's met me and I've inspired him to be more active sometimes. The only thing that worries me is as I adopt a healthier lifestyle I might live longer and if he's my life partner what if he doesn't live that long? He also smokes like a chimney and I only once in a while smoke. But he said at some point he will quit so maybe after I move in with him it'll lessen. I'm a student right now and he's saving up money so we're not there yet but soon. But despite these differences him and I both are total nerds and love videogames and computers and technology and he's a super sweet and supportive person. When I first told him about 80-10-10 when I discovered the book he was worried I wouldn't get enough protein and I told him about it.
more like bringing somebody to your home and showing them how you make something an introducing them to HCRV an see if they thrive or run.