I'm Nicky and I'm new here, obviously. I've been vegetarian now for about a month. I'm very avid about sticking to it. I haven't even broke down and had Chick-Fil-A (which is the only meat I miss). I've told my family and friends. Most of them are fine with it. They think it's a little kooky, but they say that as long as I don't try to force it on them and it doesn't interfere with their eating habits, they're fine with it.
My mother is a different story. She may have actually been what turned me off of meat, before the whole animal creulty issues. When I was younger, she would literally try and force it down my throat. I've told her a few times now that I've gone vegetarian and I've demostrated that fact in the foods I've been eating. The problem arises though when she still tries to offer me meat. She does it casually too. Like, the other night, she calls and says, "We're having chicken breast for dinner. Do you wanna come?". I tell her no, in a pointed tone, gently reminding her that I've gone vegetarian and she gets all mad at me. Does anybody have any ideas on what I can say to her to make her understand my decision? Or at least an idea on how to get her to back off?
Sorry, if I posted this in the wrong place.