(Closed) How to stop "wanting" something so bad?…. baby and puppy obsession!

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
429 posts
Helper bee

Aw, sorry to hear ttc is taking longer than expected. I’m only in my third month ttc, and that seems forever!


I sympathise with the puppy urges – I’ve always wanted one, but DH says I can’t until we’re pregnant/ have a baby, to minimise the cost of having someone walk it, train it etc. whilst we’re at work. The annoying this is that I’ve just lost my job, so I think now would be perfect, and hopefully we’ll be pregnant soon, but he disagrees.

I make myself walk right by the puppy shop so I don’t cave.


Regarding your living situation, is there any outdoor space the puppy could live in, or a garage if the in-laws don’t want one in the house. Might be a compromise until you can move?

Post # 4
429 posts
Helper bee

ps i’ve always found the best way to get over one obsession e.g. charting, symptom spotting, compulsive google-ing, is to start another one e.g. cleaning, gardening, cooking, making plans to redecorate the house, reading something absorbing

Post # 5
1047 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Sbee82:  You are NOT crazy! I’ve been TTC for so long, I don’t know anything else. I used to have dogs but my exH got them in the divorce…I couldn’t take them home since I moved in w/my parents. 

BUT, I want a dog too! Every single person we know (in Germany) has one and the Germans LOVE dogs…take them to restaurants, out to parks, etc. I swear we have the only landlord in the country that doesn’t allow them or we’d have one. I recently heard they’re changing the law here to forbid landlords from not allowing tenants to have them. So I’m waiting until it becomes official so we can find a furbaby! 

To curb my puppy/dog desire, I post cute pics of animals on pinterest…it seems to work!

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