Hi there everyone!
I'm a pretty peaceful vegetarian and like to keep to myself, meaning I don't push my lifestyle onto others, so I feel like in a way I deserve the same respect. My family, despite knowing I've been a vegetarian for a year now, continue to say and do obliviously rude things and pretend like they forget I don't eat meat.
For example, I visited my family for Thanksgiving and my dad proceeded to tell me about how his step son killed a deer and how the meat is great, etc and proceeded to try and show me. It was the first time I snapped at him because again, I turn a blind eye even while they're eating turkey or any meat in front of me, because it grosses me out but I don't have a right to tell them what to eat in their own house. So anyway, I yelled at him and told him he knows I'm a vegetarian and I find it incredibly disrespectful that he does things like that to me. All he does is smile and laugh about it.
My family will do similar things to me when I visit, like offer me food with meat in it and laugh and tell me it's really good, and I just force a fake laugh and say no thank you.
How do you guys deal with family who push meat on you or do rude things like that? I try to stress to them that it really grosses me out and hurts my feelings when they do that, they'll apologize, but they'll do the same thing the next time.