Non-vegan partners often fail to defend their vegan other halves when friends and family attack or critique them for being vegan and that lack of support can be hurtful and cause lasting damage to a relationship.
We grew up eating meat and dairy and it took us years to make the connection between what is on our plate and the suffering it causes.So, do I believe that vegan-non-vegan relationships are possible? But they are hard, they take work, they need a lot of mutual respect and understanding and they require both parties to be prepared to compromise.If you’re a vegan dating a non-vegan remember your own journey, remember that it took you time to find your way too! If you are a non-vegan dating a vegan, please understand that it is not a diet to us or something we do for attention.So what happens if you have gotten it all right except for one tiny detail—you’re a vegan, but your partner or crush loves hamburgers?! Or the other way around, you might meet another herbivore and happily ever after be sharing your soy milk lattes. But is it a deal-breaker that your sweetheart eats meat, eggs and dairy!?Or can you accept the fact and come up with compromises, like going to veggie-friendly restaurants and work out agreements that satisfy both of you?