Vegan woman leaves boyfriend upset with ‘unreasonable’ cooking rules: ‘I’m not comfortable doing that’

A woman is refusing to make non-vegan meals for her boyfriend’s son.

She shared why on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. The issue is that her boyfriend expects her to make two versions of dinner every day. However, she isn’t buying his explanation for the new requirement. 

“My boyfriend and I live together and he has a 6-year-old from a previous relationship,” she wrote. “He works until 6:30 pm every day so I typically make dinner, do all the grocery shopping, etc. I’ve been vegan my whole life so obviously cook vegan. His kid has no problem at all eating what I cook.” 

At first, the boyfriend was fine with this. Then he started asking her to buy non-vegan items like cow’s milk and butter. 

“Then he started asking me if I can use cow’s milk and butter in things like mashed potatoes for dinner for him and his child,” she continued. “I straight out refused, said he’s more than welcome to make his own mashed potato and whatever but I’m not making two meals when there’s barely a difference in using dairy-free milk and butter. Now he’s saying he’s worried about his child eating vegan so much, thinks they need calcium, etc. Doc and nutritionist say the child is fine. I told him, I’m fine buying him non-vegan food for him to cook for himself and his child if they want that non-vegan food. But I’m not cooking non-vegan food, I’m not comfortable doing that and am not making more versions of food than necessary.”

The boyfriend argued that if he had to make dinner after work he will go”starving” and that the family wouldn’t be able to eat together since his son goes to sleep at 7:30 p.m.

“Realistically it sounds like you’re being unreasonable. If he gets home at 6:30 p.m. that leaves very little time to cook before his kid needs to go to bed,” a user commented

“If the doc and nutritionist are saying the kid is fine with the vegan diet, you get to cook what you want,” another wrote

“If he didn’t have you there doing free labor feeding him and the kiddo, what would he do?” someone added.

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