Vegetarian vs Non-vegetarian

How easy or difficult is it in a marriage where one is a vegetarian and the other eats meats. Does this lead to friction via daily inconvenience?

6 replies
Eleena Sanyal
September 1, 2017


Dr. Sanjeev Trivedi
Dr. Sanjeev Trivedi December 30, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Eating is an individual’s choice and must be respected. And what is the mouth wash meant for ? When even mints fail, chew a few pieces of guava and even the most pungent smell of ‘garlic dipped in vinegar’ goes away.

Jayshree Vk
Jayshree Vk December 18, 2017 - 12:39 pm

I am a vegetarian while my husband can eat anything, even snakes ( as he was trained in the army to do so ). He did try to tempt me, and I decided to give it a try too. But failed miserably. I started cooking non veg for him and my kids though. The only issue I ever faced was feeling guilty, for having his family to instantly cook some veg dish for me after as they assumed that I eat non veg too. Sometimes I do miss having a partner to share my veg dishes when we go out to dinner.

Tuli Banerjee
Tuli Banerjee September 7, 2017 - 12:59 pm

It must really not lead no any problems. I have friends where the wife loves non veg and the husband does not – never heard any friction in their lives because of it.

Divyansh Tripathi
Divyansh Tripathi September 1, 2017 - 9:47 pm

It’s really quite simple if they both respect each other’s choices and ensure there is always something for the other person when they go out. Just basic respect and concern as one should show in any other aspect of a relationship

Aman Singh
Aman Singh September 1, 2017 - 5:47 pm

My sister is vegetarian and my brother-in-law non vegetarian. But they are leading a peaceful life. Both are great cooks and for them food is the priority. Both are also free to cook and eat or order whatever they wish to. Acceptance and respect for each other’s choice is the key.

Meenu Mehrotra
Meenu Mehrotra September 1, 2017 - 5:35 pm

To let another be and let them choose to eat whatever they like or love is accepting them as they are, unconditionally.
It is not a cause for friction unless one makes it to be.
Acceptance & surrender is the key. It’s hard, I know but love makes it all possible.
Think about it:)

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