Difficulty w/ Relationship & Issues with Family/Child
I am quite stressed. I have a 2 year old who is happy and healthy and loves animal. My toddler will say no when I ask if she wants to eat chickens or cows. The father is a meat eater and we are no longer together. When she is with him, he feeds her meat and animal product without telling her. He knows the health, animal, and environmental reasons, but doesn't care and basically gives every excuse such as it's not a big deal and its just how things are etc. I do pack food for her, but he or his relatives still offer her nonvegan food they are eating without telling her what it is.
I also have a serious relationship with someone who I have loved long before becoming vegan. My change is a big strain on the relationship because not only is he a meat eater with every excuse, his career goal and current education IS animal testing. His every project, his jobs, his internships, his future all involves animal testing. I am strongly against this and feel upset because I can't imagine being with someone who slices apart living animals performing painful tests on them just to let them die. And I feel guilty and feel sorry for him because he is proud of his work and feels very important and deserves to be with someone who is also proud of his accomplishments and supports him and his career.
All of this is very overwhelming for me and I just don't have any support from anyone at this point. I don't know any vegans in person and the very people I count on for support don't understand or are the ones upsetting me. I would just love to hear outside opinions from other vegans and what you would do in this situation and honestly just hearing supportive words.
Thanks I know this is a lot to read!