Can owning a pet improve your relationship or marriage? The answer is YES! Setting boundaries with your pet, however, is key. If your pet sleeps between you in a way that interferes with intimacy, interrupts your conversations at the dinner table, or prevents you from vacationing alone with your partner, then it’s time to hire a trainer to help you set boundaries with your pet. Boundaries aside, how you love your pet can be a fabulous template for how to love your mate. Think about this:
- No matter your mood, you greet your pet in a positive, animated way.
- You practice forgiveness with your pet. No matter whether your pet pees or poops in the house or tears up a favorite shoe, you are quick to forgive rather than hold a grudge.
- You are free with physical affection toward your pet. Your pet gets hugs, kisses, rubs, and sometimes full-body massages!