Relationship Failure, Divorce and the Family Dog

A person whose privacy will be respected told me a story she thought people should be aware of. The story was about how divorcing and arguing families tear at the innocent, including the most innocent, the family dog.

Non-relevant details will be omitted for the sake of this story. She stated her dog has very simple needs, and it is the best ego-booster when getting home at night and how no one else would greet her so enthusiastically night after night. She recognized a special unconditional love. She went on to say that people should try to save a relationship even if it’s for the sake of the dog.

I nodded my head in agreement. She then said it was also the love for her dog and the help of an online course that was sent to her by a concerned friend that saved their marriage.

I was taken aback for a few seconds with that bit of surprising news but she was very right about the emotional toll, turmoil and stress placed on our dogs, and that can lead to health problems.

Dogs are often not given enough consideration when relationship difficulties and divorce occurs or is possible.

Dogs, whose owners get divorced, often end up disorientated, lonely and horribly at times homeless, supported by the evidence that increasingly dogs are given to pet shelters as a result of divorce.

Every dog will have an individual response; different dogs will react in different ways depending on their life’s experience, age, amount of training as well as breed and other aspects.

The result can be and often is nervous behavior and unhealthy anxiety. Excessive barking, howling, digging, soiling accidents, general destructive behavior, lethargy and/or sadness are all symptoms of anxiety-related behavior. The minimal possible amount of changes to your dog’s lifestyle can help to avoid behavioral problems which could complicate life further for everybody.

Divorce affects all personal dynamics of the life experience and that includes family, extended family, friends, associates, and at times to a greater degree the family dog. Human problems can cause a great deal of stress to dogs. The family dog is a social animal that has a bond to a family’s routine and a way of life. Dogs are sensitive to their owner’s emotions, in turn what affects us, affects our dogs. We should never underestimate the sensitivity of our four-legged companions

Our furry family members want their humans to be happy because that is the state that creates balance, and a balanced existence and environment is what dogs need most for their physical, mental and emotional well-being. There is a prized lesson to be observed and learned there. Focusing on your dog’s adjustment and not just on your own is a “win, win.” Your dog’s therapy will be your therapy.

Back to the story….. I thought to myself with a big invisible question mark over my head that we all get once in a while, she did it with the help of an online course? After all, this is an educated and not unsophisticated woman.

She saw the big invisible question mark of doubt over my head and said never mind what you are thinking, it was excellent and extremely effective. It included email consultation so that specific problems could be discussed and this very uncomplicated resource should be recommended to anyone serious about saving their marriage and needs to put the clutter to one side and let unconditional love come through.

I told her I was going to share the story about relationship failure, divorce and the family dog, but what about the E-course, can we share that too? I got a sheepish grin in return with the words, of course. She gave me the info and I am passing it on to you. Here is the link to Save My Marriage Today!

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3 Responses to “Relationship Failure, Divorce and the Family Dog”


  1. 1 RaiulBaztepo March 28, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  2. 2 Drake The Trainer August 5, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Awesome post. Its nice to see writers who are passionate about the things they write about dogs. Its rare to see that nowadays


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