Re: Look what I found in the driveway
I've tried all the arguments and so far I'm not having much luck. She didn't grow up with animals in the house and doesn't understand the connection people have to them. She basically tolerates him. I grew up with pets and had cats before we married, and I've been trying the 12 years that we've been married to gt her to compromise a little in this area, and I haven't had any success. I've been hearing, "You can get one if......" for years, but if I meet the requirements after the if, more are added. Basically, if I get close to the goal line, it's moved a few yards farther.
With the one I started this thread about, she was showing some signs of coming around, maybe because of the amount of care we were having to give him, but with this one all I keep hearing is, "You need to find a home for him." Maybe she found herself attached to the other one only to have him die and doesn't want to go through that again, or maybe there's another issue going on here. We have a pretty good marriage and there is usually some good give and take, but here it's almost like I'm up against a brick wall. Maybe there's still hope that she'll come around, but if she doesn't I'll make him available here first.