I really agree with beyondallreason - I find being a vegetarian so much easier than ever eating meat ( though, I was only five when I became a veggie, so i don't really remember eating meat).
My boyfriend was also a real meat-eater, and refused to accept my ideas and views, so in the end I decided it wasn't worth it. I guess you could say that I chose my vegetarianism above my (now ex) boyfriend.
I feel so much healthier, and don't feel limited in my choice of foods as many people expect us to. Some of my vegetarian friends really struggle with the whole not-eating-meat thing, but I think I've moved past that point, now. I don't even eat fish, and try to avoid gelatin in sweets, and above all, my conscience is clear, which I guess is the most important thing...
I think being a vegetarian is as part of who I am as my blonde hair or blue eyes. A lot of people truly don't appreciate just how easy being a vegetarian is. How did you guys become veggies?