What Can Pets Teach Us About Marriage?

Pet owners operate on the misconception that their animals are undemanding creatures that always love them no matter what they do. They tell themselves this myth, because they love their pets. In reality, though, pets are extremely demanding of time, attention, and regular mealtimes. Our pets not only require constant care, but they can do things around the home that we don’t appreciate like stealing food and peeing on the floor. This doesn’t really matter though. Even with these bad traits, you’ll still show them a lot of love. Too bad that we usually treat our spouses worse than we do our pets.

Most pets are right there at the door waiting for you to get home from work. No matter how badly your day went, you’ll show your pet some affection before you go off to relax. If it wants to, you’ll be appreciative of it sitting in your lap. Do you greet your spouse the same way that you do your pet? Did your spouse ignore your home-coming? Isn’t it too bad that your marriage doesn’t require the efforts your pet does?

There will probably be plenty of times that your pet does something to upset you. You should know that your pet won’t understand you even if you curse him out. You’ll probably forgive his actions in a few minutes anyway. Yet if it were your spouse who did something to make you so angry, you’d possibly become verbally abusive, storm out of the house, sleep in a different bedroom, and generally be unresponsive even to apologetic overtures. We don’t treat our spouses as well as our pets, so it’s quite easy to see how why many marriages don’t work out.

Now’s the time to take a few lessons from your relationship with your pet and apply them to your marriage. Whenever your spouse does something to upset you, avoid arguing since it only creates more separation between the two of you. Although we may forgive them, the words will likely never be forgotten. Overall, you want to treat your spouse, and your pet, the way you would like to have them treat you.No.Skdgske4gk-ds

Kristie Brown writes on a variety of topics from health to technology. Check out her websites on Signs your marriage is over and stop your divorce

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