Friday, May 8, 2009
Relationships Between Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians
"chicken crossing the road" by hans_s
While at Drinking Liberally last night at Capital City Brewing Company in Arlington, Virginia, my partner ordered 2 chicken appetizers. My partner is not a vegetarian. And when I met him six years ago, I was not a vegetarian.
However, he has met me more than half way (like, 95 percent of the way) with regard to accepting a vegetarian lifestyle. In fact, as a result of my switching to vegetarianism, which I abruptly did in late 2007, he eats chicken or fish no more than twice a month. Otherwise, he's eating and cooking vegan or vegetarian at home.
I'm interested in hearing about the experiences of vegetarians who are in relationships with non-vegetarians. Specifically, does your non-vegetarian partner or spouse adapt to your lifestyle? Do you and your partner cook individually? Or, do you and your partner cook vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions of the same dish?