My girlfriend's new dog is threatening our relationship
December 14, 2007 9:54 PM Subscribe
I hate my girlfriends little dog. I told her not to get it from the beginning. It's going to break us up.
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We've been together for 9 months. She got the dog 2 months ago. I told her she shouldn't get it. And not only because I didn't want to deal with the dog.
We're both in school full time, we both work full time. This alone leaves little time for each other.
She is younger (18 and a 1/2) I am 23 and a 1/2. There are issues with her time being torn between me and the dog. She constantly gives it attention. She constantly needs to go home and check on it, or bring it with us everywhere (thereby limiting what we can do) and no longer sleeps at my house. She's unwilling to leave it alone for a night, and I am no longer willing to let it stay at my house (it smells, uses the rug as its bathroom, whimpers and barks for attention, it's generally trained badly.) I used to stay at her house a LOT (5 -7 nights week) but tired of her dog and her roommate's dog barking, filthiness, etc.
Honestly, I feel neglected. I no longer receive the attention and love that I previously did. I blame it squarely on the dog. It is the only change in our lives.
What else do you need to know? I want to stay with her and be happy, but I feel that a dog is being put before my needs. I am probably being inflexible with my time and emotions, but I don't feel like I should have to be.
Am I being stupid? I don't doubt it. Help me think this one through..