Ways Having Pets Prepares You For Parenthood

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Sharing responsibilities

Having a pet gives you and your partner a chance to see how you divvy up responsibilities. You’ve already covered some of that with living together (hopefully), but now, there’s a living being involved. If someone neglects to feed or walk the pet, or give them their medication, the consequences can be serious. You may learn that one person tries to pass all the walks off onto the other or slacks off on the grooming. You will need to learn your rhythm and figure out a way to care for your pet in a way where no one feels taken advantage of and everyone feels appreciated. That will happen with parenthood, too.

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