Cats in the house

posted 1 year ago in Relationships
Post # 91
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7814 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Lol, pet ownership 101: if you get so attached that it wouldn’t be easy to “get rid of your pet,” you’re doing it wrong!

Post # 92
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217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

My husband and I are allergic to cats. We’ve had cats for 12 years. We take a daily zyrtec and we have no symptoms. You never returned to this thread saying what kind of allergies y’all have, severe or mild. If y’alls allergy sympoms are mild, I’d just take claritin or zyrtec at night and suck it up. These cats were here first. They are his babies. I know my 2 cats are my babies. You cant tell him to give upnhis cats and no more cats after these ones die. As a cat person, I would be devastated if I couldn’t have cats the rest of my life. Cats are my spirit animal. If you cant compromise, then this relationship isnt for you

Post # 93
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

I’m not a pet person at all and I think asking someone to get rid of their beloved animals is cruel.  Don’t move in with him unless you are committing to accepting his family.  He’s accepting your daughter! Figure out a way to deal with the cats.

Post # 94
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130 posts
Blushing bee

I would not get rid of my pets for a partner. I broke up with my ex when he told me I had to choose between the cats and him. When I met my partner, he told me he was allergic to cats and I almost stopped dating him. He insisted my cats would not be an issue for our relationship and takes medecine when his allergies kick in. But I would end a relationship if someone told me I had to choose between them and my pets — that would be an unfair request. My pets are my family and when I adopted them, I made a promise to them that I would care for them for the rest of their life. Your partner shows integrity by refusing to abandon his pets and this is something to be valued.

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