Any reprimand my partner gives is in a light, sing-song tone and the dog doesn’t have a clue that he’s in trouble or that something needs to stop or change.
My partner works 9+ hours a day. I think it’s neglectful to have him kenneled up for that long. I love this man more than anything in the world. We’ve been discussing marriage for months, but I can’t move in with this animal. Do I move in because I want to be with this man or do I move on?
BN – Los Angeles, CA
I have met happy couples that stay together and never live together. It’s a thing. We get to design our partnerships any way we wish these days. But at the end of your letter to me there, you only gave me two options: A) move in, or B) move on. Maybe there’s an option C that you haven’t considered yet. Before you move on, and most definitely before you move in, you want to start with some truth telling, and maybe some behavior modifications.