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Welcome back! You have no reason to be embarrassed or feel silly about your aversion to touching fish -- everyone has their "thing," and if you think about it, you are actually kind of lucky that yours is something that is changing your life for the better.
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I was a vegetarian for a little over a year about 3 years ago. I fell off the wagon because my then boyfriend had been harassing me with bacon. I've considered going back many times, but because of my boyfriend of a little over a year, I never have (cooking vegetarian meals for myself and non-vegetarian meals for him was too difficult and expensive).
Today was my last straw. A friend of my boyfriends took us out fishing. I really didn't want to go, because I don't want to hurt anything. And touching a fish is kind of a phobia of mine. It may seem stupid, but getting me to touch a live, uncleaned fish is like trying to get someone to touch a wire that they know is live. Anyway, they had caught a few fish and had me reel one in. They wanted me to take it off the hook, and no matter how much I wanted to and wanted to toss it back, I couldn't touch it. Eventually the friend took it off the hook and threw it back when he saw how upset I was. They caught another another and took it off the hook and tossed it on the bridge to save for bait. My boyfriend said I could toss it back, but I had to do it. And I couldn't. I was trying not to cry because it was obvious if I didn't do anything, it would suffocate. My boyfriend asked if I was going to throw it back or let it die, and I just started crying. It sounds stupid, but it's a phobia. Eventually he picked it up and threw it back. He just didn't understand.
So my mind is made up. I can't do it anymore. I'm going back to being a vegetarian. I can't see my life being worth any more than some poor animal's. I need some support to keep going. Not now, but in a week or a month. Sooner or later. Please no comments on the boyfriend. I know he was being a jerk. This is the only time he's ever been this insensitive.

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