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I was wondering how many of you have significant others who are omni's or vegetarians? How does that work in your home? My husband is a little frazzled about my new-found veganism. I think I may have him read a few books but, I'm not sure that he would ever want to live without his cheese let alone meat...<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, just curious how it works with you...<br><br><br><br>
BTW...I made a wonderful tofu scramble this morning and it was AMAZING!! The recipe is from "Vegan with a Vengence" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz...she's awesome <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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My husband is a lacto vegetarian. He fully supports the philosophy and reasons behind veganism in theory, but he is admittedly not strong enough to withstand social pressures and thus keeps some dairy in his diet. I hate that, but I know I could have it a lot worse! Plus, I still think he'll get there one day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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My husband is a lacto vegetarian. He fully supports the philosophy and reasons behind veganism in theory, but he is admittedly not strong enough to withstand social pressures and thus keeps some dairy in his diet. I hate that, but I know I could have it a lot worse! Plus, I still think he'll get there one day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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I'm in a similar situation as Meatless: My husband is lacto-ovo vegetarian, but completely supports my vegan choices. He also admits he's not strong enough to give it up... and thinks he'll loose a huge amount of weight (he's a professional martial artist and has to eat a lot to maintain) if he gives up dairy and his much-loved eggs. We only buy from a local chicken egg ranch (who doesn't cart them off to slaughter, thankfully), and of course organic milk... but come on. We all know there's so much more weighing on it all. In due time, I hope.
 

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My husband is a lacto vegetarian. He fully supports the philosophy and reasons behind veganism in theory, but he is admittedly not strong enough to withstand social pressures and thus keeps some dairy in his diet. I hate that, but I know I could have it a lot worse! Plus, I still think he'll get there one day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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This was our exact situation a few months ago. He finally went vegan not too long ago!<br><br><br><br>
Keep hoping and "watering the seeds," as so to speak. He may come around, it just takes time for some people. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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My girl is an omni. She's very supportive of my veganism, and even better, is always interested enough to ask lots of questions (which I do my best to answer!). She was worried at first that I would try to "convert" her, but I know that force is only met with opposite force. I am trying to entice and convince by positive example instead! Tonight I'm sharing some chocolate-peanut butter vegan ice cream, yum! She'll have to give in eventually, mwa ha ha! :p
 

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My longterm boyfriend is an omni. I am certain he will stay this way forever. However he has made an effort to be supportive. He takes me to veg restuarants and stores. He makes things I can eat. Reads ingredients prior to buying me food items. And is even willing to try my crazy meals. He says he doesn't care for the food, but I think he is scared to admit that it tastes pretty damn good. I tell all my friends he secretly a vegan at heart.
 

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The only Vegan. do alot of my own cooking. some times they give it a try. everyone is supportive. Got a gift card for Whole Food the otherday.
 

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My wife is a lacto-ovo vegetarian. She is super suportive about my diet and she eats vegan at home much of the time. The way I think about it is veganism is my choice not hers. If she joins me someday great but I make sure she knows I won't love her any less if she goes back to eating meat, as long as she accepts and respects my wished not to. That mutual respect is in my opinion the ground work for our love. *cue cheesy music*
 

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I am single but it is very important that the other person at least be sympathetic to veganism, and preferably be at least a vegetarian. In some ways I'd rather stay single than be with an omni. There are enough veg* fishes in the ocean ;o)
 

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My wife is a lacto-ovo vegetarian. She is super suportive about my diet and she eats vegan at home much of the time. The way I think about it is veganism is my choice not hers. If she joins me someday great but I make sure she knows I won't love her any less if she goes back to eating meat, as long as she accepts and respects my wished not to. That mutual respect is in my opinion the ground work for our love. *cue cheesy music*</div>
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Same with me and my boyf, obviously I'll be disappointed if he does go back to meat, but I'll still love him nonetheless so long as he behaves respectfully towards me,
 

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Unfortunately some of us don't get to veg*nism until later in life, when our choice of partner has already been made.<br><br><br><br>
I haven't tried 'converting' my husband - as moogle said, it would have the opposite effect - instead I have tried to produce meals that will suit us both, perhaps adding the meat part after serving my own - the only other alternative would be to make two separate meals, which does sometimes happen but I try to avoid (too much washing up!). When he cooks I just have the veg part of the meal.<br><br><br><br>
He's happy enough with me not eating animal products - and is eating more veg these days as we now have fab organic veg from a local box scheme.<br><br><br><br>
My long term goal is to lure him into eating less and less animal products - he already eats less by default as I don't use dairy anymore and he hasn't noticed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"> (had to get the dancing broccoli in there somewhere!)<br><br><br><br>
Who knows - he may get to be a veg*n yet - Us women are sneaky critters!<br><br><br><br>
Dame x
 

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My boyfriend is an omni. I've been vegetarian since we met and became vegan about six months into the relationship. He's very supportive, and sometimes we'll have debates about it and he seems to see my point, although I sometimes wonder if he's just saying that he understands, but actually thinks I'm crazy. It's hard because I love him so much and yet disagree so much with what he eats, but I can't force veganism down his throat or else he'll be one of those guys who says "Awesome, the girlfriend isn't around, now I can go to Wendy's". I'm just hoping that if I gently explain the philosophy and the reasons, and cook him lots of delicious vegan meals, he'll come around to it on his own. And if not, I guess I can live with it, as long as he doesn't ask me to cook him a steak or something. Among other things, I wouldn't know how!
 

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If my husband went back to eating meat after 4+ years of vegetarianism it would mean he's not the person I thought he was and I don't know that I could feel the same about him. I'm not saying I expect everyone else to feel the same, but that's how I feel about it. I am not really of the "personal choice" school of thought, as you can see in my signature.
 

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my last gf wasn't too respectful of my veganism. I also went vegan towards the tail end of my previous relationship and she gave me a hard time as well...<br><br><br><br>
I'm single, but from here on out, I'm definitely getting to know someone a lot better before I "hook up" with her. I don't want to get into another situation where we're always bickering about foods, diets, etc.<br><br><br><br>
I'd love to meet a vegan girl, but the odds work against me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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My boyfriend is an omni but he's very supportive of me. He won't eat meat in front of me and will also eat at the veg* co-op with me. He made a vegan pumpkin pie for me a few days ago :) I went vegan about 6 months into our relationship, and it's been about 2 years. I think that my going vegan was a little hard for him to accept at first. Anyway, he's great but his family sucks. I went to visit there and his parents tried to feed me fish and chicken.
 

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My husband is omni and actually doesn't eat at home much. He eats what I cook when he IS home, but is usually working during lunch/dinner hours and eats at work. He tends to skip breakfast but I'm trying to get him out of that habit by cooking hot breakfast in the mornings while it is cold.<br><br><br><br>
I'm currently not purchasing anything non-vegan, though MIL keeps dropping by with things. Cottage cheese, string cheese, usually for the kids. I don't mind most of the time, really, since I've been letting them decide (for the most part) what they eat. If they choose O/L veg stuff, fine. If they choose a piece of pizza with some meat on it, that's their decision. They understand what animal the meat comes from, etc. (I'm working on the compassion thing with DD, who is 4. DS, 2, has no real comprehention and just eats what looks yummy to him)<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, DH is omni. He eats meat outside of the house. I don't cook meat at home but if FIL/MIL brings some over, he will eat it.<br><br><br><br>
He sort of teases me about the vegan thing, but I'm still new to it, and still transitioning with some foods, using up the old before buying new, etc. (the frugal mama in me won't allow for being wasteful)<br><br><br><br>
He made a comment about animals dying worse deaths in the wild and I looked at him like he was a bit crazy and just said, "um, you don't know what you're talking about." He replied, "You don't either" and I said, "Actually I do and if you want proof, I'm more than happy to show you." He didn't respond, other than with a kiss.<br><br><br><br>
It is teasing, banter. He supports me, even if he thinks it is silly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I am not really of the "personal choice" school of thought, as you can see in my signature.</div>
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They should close that school down, it ruins everyone who attends.
 

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Had an omni SO, broke up, we're better off. One of us more better off than the other one.
 

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They should close that school down, it ruins everyone who attends.</div>
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Hehe.
 
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