I think it's safe to say every vegan experienced some weird or awkward moment after mentioning to friends and family that they're now a vegan. It's something for us to feel proud of but telling people doesn't always make us feel so great.
Based on some stories I've heard, I'd say the reactions I've received are definitely better than many. Besides the usual "where do you get protein/calcium/enough nutrients" "Why are you doing this" "You can't have dairy either!" I believe everything else has gone well. I've gone over the 1000 question hurdle from my grandmother and tiny arguments with my mum about her views. Now it's pretty much smooth sailing for me unless I meet someone who has some extreme hatred for vegans.
So if you're deciding to be vegan or you are a new vegan but don't know what to expect from the people in your life, here's a little of what I experienced.
There's definitely other things you may go through but everyone's experience, everyone's family and their reactions will be different. Whatever it is you do go through after deciding to be vegan, it's important to remember why you made the switch and that not everyone will understand it.
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