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I am 44 and I have been dating a guy that I have really grown to like over the past couple of months. We are now at the point where he is staying over my house more often than not. The problem is that I have 3 cats and he can’t stand cats. It’s not even that he’s allergic to the cats, he just isn’t fond of cats.
Now he says if I don’t do something about the cats like put them in another room or even get rid of them… he’s not going to stay over anymore.
I like him. Now what do I do.
Nancy in East Falmouth.
As you know pets are a very important part of the family. My immediate answer was to say…get rid of the guy…BUT upon reflection maybe you should start staying over HIS house. If that doesn’t work for you maybe you could let one cat out at a time and hopefully your friend would grow fond of them slowly. If he still doesn’t like them…then obviously you need to determine what you want more…your cats or your boyfriend.
The reality is not everyone loves animals. I think you’ll know in a short time which one holds more weight in your heart.
Best of luck!
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