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Hi internet people! A little bit about me; I'm 23, live in the beautiful Lake District, UK and I'm head housekeeper in a hotel. I've been a veggie ever since I found out what one was, but I'm literally a BRAND new vegan (made the leap last month after thinking about it for years) and I'm really interested to hear from other vegans about what replacement foods (cheese, egg mix for baking) are any good or not worth bothering with.
Been struggling recently, particularly with my boyfriend who still eats meat despite almost daily protests on my behalf. The situation now is that he hardly eats it in the house, but it REALLY bothers me. I feel bad as I knew he was an omnivore when we met, so I really cant complain, can I?
Same goes for my family and friends, I love them so much but there's barely a veggie among them and I find it so hard to understand why intelligent, kind hearted people can eat meat, when I struggle to even find one reason why you should. As a result, here I am, looking for like minded people who can reassure me that I'm not alone!
 

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Hi and welcome , Your totally not alone. and as for the meet eaters in your family i say everyone has there own paths in life this one is for you? maybe not for them still love them for who they really are and vice versa they should love you for you.

Anyway welcome theres plenty of like minded peopl on here
 

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Hello and welcome! You're definitely not alone! I can understand the frustration you are under. I am the only vegetarian I know in real life... even my husband is an omni. Being the odd man out can feel very lonely. Some people will come around and others will just put on blinders and carry on. Just try to focus on your own path in life and live as an example.

I try to not nag or draw attention to being veg*n because it tends to annoy omnis. I try to make veg*nism feel like no big deal. I've seen a bit of progress in my own life by doing this. My husband is now at the point that he eats meat only outside the home, he was completely supportive of raising our son vegetarian, my mom has been asking for tips on meatless meals and my sister has begun giving up certain meats. They are small steps, but they are steps in the right direction.
 
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