My father and I do not see eye-to-eye on a lot of things, but one of the most crucial is vegetarianism/veganism/healthy nutrition. Im currently in college out of state, and Im panicking about going home for the holidays.
I'm concerned about Thankgiving dinner and life in general for me at my house. Last year my dad found out that I was eating vegetarian, (I was in fact raw vegan at the time) and he reacted ina way that I find immature and totally unacceptable fro my sanity. He thought that I had an eating disorder and told all of his brothers that I did, and he literally forced me to eat meat. Now, all of my extended family who will be over for Thanksgiving will be watching me like hawks, and I'm not looking forward to that. I'm still eating raw vegan now, and have been since last summer. I wrote my dad a letter in which I mentioned that Ive started to eat vegan, but I was a little vague I didnt wan to freak him out.I figured that I'd get the fight over with while I was still here, but he didn't even respond, and hasn't mentioned the letter at all even though it was like two months ago. So I'm scared. I don't want to have to keep hiding the way that I eat, but I don't want to anger or provoke him too much because I'm scared (terrified) of him, and also because he's paying for college
Please help me, Im at the end of my rope. I should probably also mention that I have been invited to other places for Thanksgiving, but I want to have a healthy relationship with my family, and I dont feel that running away is the answer. I want to get all of this out in the air so I dont have to be afraid anymore.
I would appreciate some wisdom from all of you.