7 Signs You Love Your Dog More Than Your Spouse

5. You talk your problems out with your pooch.

Let’s face it: Dogs don’t argue, and they are fantastic listeners. It’s easy to unload your worries and problems on your dog, and is there really much harm in it? In fact, your spouse might prefer that you unload on Fido instead of bending his ear for more than an hour about that work problem.

6. You compare your spouse’s love for you to your dog’s.

Your dog loves you unconditionally, and you know it. Dogs don’t judge you, are very forgiving and don’t hold a grudge. Even if they hate that harness you make them wear in the backseat of the car, they don’t hold it against you — which may not be the case with a certain someone, who isn’t thrilled when you suggest he’s not taking the fastest route.

7. You ignore your spouse’s allergies and insist your dog sleep in the bed.

You love to cuddle with your pooch at night; however, if it interferes with your significant other’s ability to sleep or breathe, you might want to make some adjustments. For allergy sufferers, Dr. Marty Becker recommends keeping pets out of the bedroom completely and, if not, at least keeping the bed a fur-free zone. Creating a pet-free sleeping area will ease your partner’s allergies and maybe even strengthen your relationship.

Obviously your dog is the perfect pooch. We all love our pets very much, and their need for us can sometimes overshadow our other relationships. Remember to take your partner’s feelings into consideration as well, and if he expresses discontent over your overt affection for the dog, try giving him a little extra attention instead of telling him to “get over it.”

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