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Lightningrod5
November 25, 2023 at 9:03 am #1126781

I think there are some misunderstandings here. I will try to explain.

My family and I went vegan for more than health reasons. We feel very strongly about the ethics side of it, too. My daughter, until now, has never eaten meat. She used to strongly proclaim – and we believed her – that she would be vegan for her entire life. It’s a matter we feel very strongly about and is close to my heart. My wife and I always hoped our children would stay vegan.

But even putting all that aside, yes I’m not thrilled about her choice, but my primary concern is elsewhere. My daughter’s lack of honesty with me seems to be a running problem. If we have poor communication, I want to correct it because I value our relationship and it hurts to see my daughter doesn’t want to talk to me. My main point to her yesterday was that, “You can come to me with anything; there’s no need to hide from me.” My line that said, “maybe you didn’t feel proud about your decision” was me trying to guess as to why she wouldn’t tell me – I said as much.