Originally Posted by thier1754
(He hates fish) His whole family is like that..."What's this? What's in this? I don't eat that...I don't like those. The consistency's wrong...etc., etc." Is there any way to cure this? After 35 years, we're starting to travel now and then, but it's no fun with a picky eater.
Noone should be forced to eat what they "hate". Dining out should be a pleasant experience, particularly since you're paying to get what you want.
Re picky eaters: It's a matter of taste. You mentioned his whole family is like that. Could have something to do with what food-eating habits mothers teach their children. The majority of picky eaters seem to be children and men.
As far as "curing" someone, to me, life/relationships are about compromise & respecting one another. I find the more one trys to force someone into doing something they don't want to do, the further away they will go.
I had one friend, whatever restaurant we went to, she would find something wrong & send it back. You can't please everyone. Maybe food & psychology are not far apart.