You learned about the crimes against defenseless animals and became vegan. It’s not just about the diet; it’s so much more than that. Your lifestyle changed. You changed. You became passionate about living an anti-cruelty life. After a while, you realized that the way you see omnivores is different, even the ones you have loved for a very long time.
Your spouse or committed partner isn’t where you are at this time and may never be. This can be a very difficult situation for both of you, and it’s up to both of you to find a resolution. It depends upon your love for your partner and how open you both are to being understanding, respectful and willing to lead with your hearts.
As time goes by, the passion for veganism often grows, and the boundaries and rules between you may change. You may become stricter and less tolerant of your love’s omnivorous ways. If you both feel that there is a constant battle, and respect for the other’s needs or wants is gone, it may be that your values are no longer aligned and an incompatibility has been exposed.
Since needs may differ depending upon each couple’s situation, I have tips on nurturing a strong relationship as well as danger signs that may help you decide if you are still right for each other.
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No one can tell you if it is worth working out your differences. Only you know that. You are the director of your life. It is important to remember that you became vegan because you don’t believe in cruelty. Therefore, it is important to live that concept. In other words, don’t be cruel. Be kind, respectful and loving no matter if you decide to stay in the relationship or leave.