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    Relationship and Diet

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    Last edited by ozbuckley; 05-07-2013 at 12:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozbuckley View Post
    Any thoughts?
    Lead by example, don't sweat the details, and stop listening to idiots on the internet who can't even manage to maintain a healthy relationship.

    Oh, and check out 27 Ways to Live with Your Non-Paleo Spouse.

    But seriously, as far as relationship advice goes, stop listening to me

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    Since you two have only been together a couple of months, allow her the space to eat as she wants. This is a good opportunity to practice acceptance and forgiveness. Think about all the years that you ate junk, or what you now believe is junk, and accept that she is still in that stage and may remain there for some time. I agree that leading by example is key, and I think emphasizing how happy you are with YOUR diet, rather than criticizing hers, will be more likely to nudge her in this direction than confronting her about what she eats.
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    Stop acting like a pompous ass? Her body, her choice.
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Good View Post
    Stop acting like a pompous ass? Her body, her choice.
    partly right. but a surprising insight into you, i would not have expected you to be pro choice.
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    Alex, why so harsh? These are real feelings for him. I like Ayla's response.

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    I just thought it was funny that Alex called someone else pompous

    OP- she probably hasn't made the connection. How long did it take you to make the connection? If you live together, you could offer to take over the food thing to sort of back her into Primal, but other than that, answer questions as they come up and wait for her. If you respect her intelligence, then you will respect her need to come to the conclusion on her own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drssgchic View Post
    I just thought it was funny that Alex called someone else pompous
    I was hoping nobody would call me out on that. *Sigh*... My one flaw is that I know how perfect I am.
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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    What do we call vegans when they act like this? If he can't accept her for who she is then he shouldn't be with her. Was your mom primal? Did you end up horribly deformed? If you answered yes to the second one then you should feel grateful that you can actually get a woman.
    In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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    At my house, I'm primal and I'm the cook and provider of food in the house therefore my girlfriend, her twelve old daughter, and my eleven year old son end up eating healthy primal food a lot of the time. None of them really have the slightest concern about being primal and will eat SAD any time they don't have me to cook for them. They mostly like the way my food tastes and it's my choice to make it healthy. I am not the primal enforcer. I strive to live the primal lifestyle for me and my own health and if those around me that I care about benefit too then so much the better.

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