by caren albers
“Wasn’t settling into early retirement together enough of a stressor for us? Now,bam, he announces he’s turning vegan? I wasn’t looking for a 24/7 buddy or a new vegan diet (which my husband never tires of reminding me is a lifestyle choice, not a diet). But somehow, they both came looking for me.”
That was when life as she knew it shattered into a million pieces. Caren mourned the loss of her alone-time and bristled at the notion of a vegan life-style. She understood why he wanted to do it—he’d been plagued by severe health issues that diet changes did relieve—but the how of doing it flummoxed her. How does one live as a vegan, and more importantly how does one survive as the spouse of a vegan? That was the big question and the one she used researching and writing this book to explore.
Caren Albers writes in a smart, sassy and easily understandable way about this obviously challenging time in her life. She tells the story three ways: her story, her husband’s story and their story, which presents a balanced view of the challenges and benefits of changing from a primarily vegetarian diet to a vegan one. Her book is available as an e-book on Amazon.