Originally Posted by mikebob
Is their another life long hunter out there that has a wife that is an animal lover. She just doesn't understand how i can go out and kill innocent animals(she is also a veggie). I just can't make her understand that we are actually helping these animals through management by hunting. Has anyone else had to go through this and how did you make them understand. She doesn't give me any crap over it or try to stop me from hunting, she just wants to understand why men are so passionate about hunting. any advice to help me make her understand.
or persuade her .
There are many things you could try in your effort to help her understand . Time spent in the wild together , watching what goes on there and so on .
Even so , there is another way to consider this ,
You are you , and she is she . Since you have shared that she is not really against what you do and is even willing to cook you food that is not what she would eat it seems that you have been given a blessed situation .
She doesn't have to be what your way is , and you don't have to be what her way is . Mutual understanding and acceptance of what the differences between you two are and ......... the acceptance of those diffs is a million milles ahead of the majority of the planet .
I speak to myself when I say that I encourage you to not get trapped in a mindset that finds it necessary to make your spouse a carbon copy of yourself in order to have a successful and satisfying marriage .
I have been married for 35 years , just now getting started on the right way to do this .
Hope you understand that I am on your side ,