Has your significant other ever been jealous of your pet and how did you do handle it?
Yes, my wife seemed to be jealous of my dog. The way I handled it was to ignore it and never brought it up.
Yes, my fiancé seemed jealous of our kitten.
I started getting him to play more with the kitten, and now the cat likes my fiancé more than me. Problem solved!!
But.. Sometimes it's not that easy, if you have this issue, you should talk to your partner and come up with a solution, otherwise the tension will just build up.
Try setting up time everyday where you and your partner can just be together without the pet, that's a start
my hubby doesn't like our female cat. He keeps saying that I fed her way too much than feeding him!
I would have serious concerns about the emotional maturity level of someone who would be jealous of a pet. I would rationally point out how silly that behavior is and ask them the reason for it. If the reason is the other partner is "obsessing" over the pet or treating it better than their partner, then there would be cause for concern that way also. Either way, I think it boils down to one or both partners feeling they need something they aren't getting.
My wife was jealous when I petted my cat. Then I petted my wife. Problem solved!
I'm being humorous, but, seriously, my wife's cat sleeps on top of her more often than I do, and we joke about it. Then she started petting me and reignited our passion.
You are hilarious:)) Maybe couples should start adopting pets to reignite their passion ) Thanks
Pets and our feelings about them point to deeper issues. One cat always lay between his owners, a married couple, preventing intimacy until they resolved their sexual issues. Perhaps, in your case, look at "what do I want from my partner?"
It's unlikely that a human being is "jealous" of an animal.
Jealousy usually refers to "insecurity" or fear that someone loves his or her mate more than they love them.
I suspect what you may term as being "jealous" is really about that person's perception of a lack of (fairness or equal) treatment. When someone complains or points out an "inequity" in how you treat them compared to how you treat others it should cause you to examine your priorities or at least ask yourself if it is true.
It's a knee jerk reaction to automatically say it's the other person with the problem. This is especially so if we don't want to make a change.
A couple of years ago a survey was conducted asking people if they had to choose between having their pet or their "significant other" which would they select. Surprisingly 14% (admitted) they would choose their pet! Maybe you are one of them. :-)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/2 … 13563.html
Wow that is such an unbelievable poll. I have to admit that I am in that 14% Yeah I know it's hard to believe but at my age and previous relationships it would be an easy choice
Charlu, Your statement regarding the poll proves your significant other has every right to feel insecure. LOL! Truth be told I believe it's more like 20-25% of people who would choose their pet over their mate but they would never (admit) it! :-)
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