I’m vegan and I’m in love with a meat-eater. When I first told my partner, T, that I was going to be vegan, he was really excited for me. He knew I’d been thinking about this for a while. Mixed-diet relationships can be difficult because eating is such a central shared experience, and I’m incredibly… Read More Honey, I’m a Vegan: 5 FAQs and how to answer them for a newly-vegan and non-vegan couple.
Saying no is hard. For a people-pleaser like me, saying no is a downright emotional roller-coaster. Waves of anxiety, guilt and self-loathing rise up whenever I think of saying no. Sure there’s some science that explains why saying no is unpleasant for most of us, linked to an innate desire to cooperate as social creatures,… Read More How to say no to your family and partner without being an asshole.
It’s okay, what a wonderful phrase! So easy, so versatile, “it’s okay” can be applied to all sorts of contexts and still make sense: “Do you want extra rice?” “It’s okay” “How’s the weather?” “It’s okay” “Do you think this toenail is too long?” “It’s okay” “I heard you’re going through a tough time….” “It’s… Read More Why I no longer say “it’s okay”.