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06-22-2011 11:11 AM
belledozer I married an omni, and was at the time. I've since gone Vegan, while he happily continues to be an omni, as are the kids. He knows that I've had ongoing problems with my allergies over the years, and has been very supportive with me recently going Vegan because of them. Our friends on the other hand are a completely different breed, and expect a royal flaming when they find out that I've decided that the Vegan lifestyle is the best for me.
06-22-2011 09:44 AM
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06-22-2011 09:42 AM
Limes I'm married to what I like to call a 'visi-vegetarian' He's vegetarian...when he's around me. But when he goes to work I know he's looking forward to his pulled pork at lunch time! It's an understanding we have.

He's trying...and I still love him.
06-22-2011 08:08 AM
Originally Posted by Horser55 View Post

If you are married to a Veggie, was he/she veggie when you met them? Was that a major choice in your decision to marry him/her?

If you're married to an omni, is it challenging to make meals for both lifestyles? Do you argue about your beliefs and choices?

I'm married to an omni. I was also an omni when we got married. I cook vegan for both of us and it works out fine. We don't argue about it.
06-22-2011 07:54 AM
vrabbit Not marriage by any stretch of the imagination, but I wanted to join in anyway? :P

My foybriend is a dietary vegan, but not for ethical reasons. He was involved in a bet with a mutual vegan friend, and if he lost he was to go vegan for a month - he did, and got into the habit of eating that way, and he now gets sick if he eats dairy or meat etc, although he will occassionally try it just to see.
Doesn't bother me in the slightest.
06-22-2011 06:15 AM
I love giraffes :) My parents were raised flesh eaters but mymu mwent vegetarian and a year later my dad became one too. It's been 18years and they haven't looked back. I hope to someday meet someone who's a vegetarian like me. Where are you girls meeting these amazing men?! I would love an awesome veggie bf!
07-09-2007 09:00 AM
nogardsram I'm married to a vegan and I am a vegan as well.

When we met, I'd say we were both pretty 'devote' flesh eaters, however we changed together.
07-09-2007 08:55 AM
Originally Posted by kali View Post

Im married to another VB'er. We shared a house together before we were in a relationship. One night I said to her "Im really desperate for a veggie gf and you're gagging for a veggie bf so lets go to vegas, get trashed, and make it an official animal friendly union". She was pretty open to that

Haha! That made me laugh.
07-09-2007 08:50 AM
GhostUser Im married to another VB'er. We shared a house together before we were in a relationship. One night I said to her "Im really desperate for a veggie gf and you're gagging for a veggie bf so lets go to vegas, get trashed, and make it an official animal friendly union". She was pretty open to that
07-09-2007 07:48 AM
Shajen I'm married to an omni. It wasn't a factor in my decision to marry him; he has said before that if I were a vegan it would have been a factor in his decision to marry me. (I don't actually think this is true. I'm irresistible. At least to him. )

It is indeed challenging to make meals for both of us. We try to have meals with a vegetarian base and a meat side for him, but he likes so few things that I like that this doesn't work for many meals. It's extra challenging because he doesn't eat very well left alone (like when I get tired of accommodating him and make myself all-out veggie meal using ingredients he hates) and I naturally want him to eat well, but I can't prepare meals for him because he's the type of person who eats according to his cravings--if I've planned a meal that he likes but isn't in the mood for, he won't eat it. We're still working this out.

We talk about my vegetarianism sometimes--he has said he would be unhappy if I were a vegetarian for ethical, health, or environmental reasons because he thinks those reasons don't hold up. I'm not a good debater so I've never been able to successfully argue otherwise. I doubt he will ever become a vegetarian, but I hope that eventually his fixation on meat (he doesn't feel a meal is complete without meat, unless it's breakfast) will fade to the point where we can have completely vegetarian days sometimes.
07-08-2007 07:46 PM
GreenGal I'm not married, but I've been with my guy for six years, plan to marry after two more. He's okay with me being a vegetarian, and I'm okay with him being omni. We've never lived together and I've only recently become vegetarian but when we do live together, he'll be mindful of my vegetarianism when he cooks for us.
07-07-2007 08:16 PM
lunatilian i'm not married but we have been together for almost 10 years

i cook primarily but sometimes i leave him recipes or pre-make a dinner for him to cook while i am at work. the only time he has meat is when he barbeques or when we eat out (unless i can talk him into going to a veg restaurant). i don't cook meat because

1. i learned to cook after becoming veg and therefore have never cooked meat

2. i don't want to have to deal with the prospect of cross contamination with my cooking equipment

3. meat is gross
07-07-2007 03:01 PM
Mskedi --
07-07-2007 10:16 AM
meatless I'm vegan and so is Mr. Meatless. We both went vegetarian around the same time five years ago, but I went vegan about two years earlier than him. As of this past January he is vegan too. yay.
07-07-2007 10:00 AM
Random I am in a forever relationship with someone. Can't officially say I'm married, but we own a house and a dog together and saying that he is my "boyfriend" doesn't quite fit. We're married in a's just that neither one of us really cares about being married by the state or the church.

He is an omni. He is South-East Asian, and while his food isn't usually LOADED with meat, it almost always has at least a bit...if not actual meat, then usually shrimp paste or fish sauce.

We respect each other's beliefs. We both cook. When I cook, it doesn't have meat. When he cooks, it does. I'm going to be completely honest and say that the hardest thing for me is that he is an excellent cook, and I find myself tempted by meat over and over again. This is my problem, not his. It wouldn't be fair for me to angry at him because I feel tempted by his food!

I would never want to be with anyone other than him. If he decides to become veggie...great! If he doesn't, no big deal. I equate vegetarianism to religion, language and other such things...maybe easier if we share it, definitely surmountable if we don't.
07-06-2007 12:37 PM
peace I live with a veggie...(marriage doesn't especially captivate me) does that count?

I like our animal-less fridge!
07-06-2007 12:23 PM
Horser55 Wow, it seems like a lot of you are in relationships with people who are vegan/veggie as well. And so many more say that your other converted....I'm hoping that my boyfriend will, but we'll see....he does love his big, unhealthy burgers. (ick!)
07-06-2007 12:16 PM
rabid_child I'm not married, but my boyfriend and I have lived together for over a year and he's an omni. I cook, he eats vegetarian at home, and any children we produce will be raised veg*n. Easy
07-06-2007 07:59 AM
Brandon I'm not married, but I'm in a relationship with another vegan.
07-06-2007 06:25 AM
asp3 My wife was a vegetarian when I met her and I gradually became a vegetarian over time. Now however she's developed Celiac disease (gluten intolerence) and soy sensitivity. As a result the number of dietary choices open to her was drastically reduced because and she's returned to a semi-onmi diet.
07-06-2007 05:49 AM
Punk_in_Drublic I'm not married, but in a good relationship... so if all goes well one day i'll be married to a vegetarian! He used to be omni until we had a talk about it, and he started to think more about things. I didn't pressure him, he was genuinely interested. He's now loving it
07-06-2007 05:13 AM
Originally Posted by Tofu-N-Sprouts View Post

Then WHY do they turn their noses up at anything that they discover is *gasp* VEGAN?

Originally Posted by jeezycreezy View Post

...only reason for not eating vegan would have been irrational and selfish.

07-06-2007 12:16 AM
Medesha My husband and I dated for five years before we married. We were both ominovore at the time. Five years after we married, I became vegetarian. Two and a half years after that (about six months ago) I went vegan. Two months ago he jumped to vegan straight from omni.

I never asked him to change his eating habits or tried to "convert" him...I just lived the life best for me. He's living the life best for him. We're both terribly lucky that we share those lives with each other.
07-05-2007 11:15 PM
Cornflower Sorry to confuse you Jinga and Zoebird! I was having technical difficulties and finally created a new account! I should probably have someone delete my old one...hmmm...

Anyway, good to see you guys too!

Zoebird, as always I am so impressed by the way your husband handles his omnivorism (is that a word?) I get what you are saying - intellectually I think his choice is totally okay - but for myself...I just wouldn't want to see the animal die! I think it's great that you have found the farm you talk about, though.
07-05-2007 09:24 PM
Originally Posted by jeezycreezy View Post

Meals were easy because omnis have no moral qualms about eating anything.

Then WHY do they turn their noses up at anything that they discover is *gasp* VEGAN?
07-05-2007 08:12 PM
Isabelle I'm engaged. Can I vote?

Harry wasn't a vegetarian when we first met, but he became one some time aftewards. He was always supportive of my vegetarianism and started researching about animal cruelty on his own, until he came to me one day and said he'd decided to go veggie. I was thrilled! A couple of months ago he also told me he was ready to go vegan. He's the most wonderful guy.
07-05-2007 04:26 PM
Originally Posted by froggythefrog View Post

The woman I plan on marrying is vegan.

07-05-2007 04:24 PM
jeezycreezy I was married to an omni who didn't eat meat during our entire marriage and for years before we married. We're legally separated now.

She was an omni when I met her. omg was she ever an omni when I met her.

Meals were easy because omnis have no moral qualms about eating anything, so her only reason for not eating vegan would have been irrational and selfish.
07-05-2007 04:15 PM
froggythefrog The woman I plan on marrying is vegan.
07-05-2007 04:10 PM
zoebird not all dairy farms and hatcheries are made equal. that's why i spoke aobut the sourcing that my husband and i do. the farms are NOT like factory farms.

so, it is possible to avoid factory farming and still consume meat/dairy/eggs. but, the question comes down to a lot of factors--only which you can decide.
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