How is it going? I am married to a vegetarian and it isn't easy on either of us. Since we were both vegetarian when we hooked up years ago, I am the one who has defected to the dark side and brought meat into the house. I will never change him since he has been this way since he was a child..the smell of meat has always disgusted him. It is hard to come up against total disgust. He is also a yogi which adds a spiritual aspect to his not eating meat.
I routinely make two meals (no, he doesn't cook) with the soup and salad in common. He agrees to eat fish now and will tolerate chicken stock in a vegetable soup, but relies on beans, soy and cheese (though he is worried about his cholesterol). In the mean time, I like the hard stuff: beef heart, oxtail, short ribs, goose...
I feel bad both because I am worried about his health on this life-long diet, and because I know how hard it is on him to smell my meat cooking...especially the bone-broth. We joke about it (he is always asking if I am cooking up bison balls or pig spleens for my dinner), but our differences come up a lot. Conversion of either party is not an option.
Does anyone else struggle with this situation?