How Pets Enhance Couples' Relationships
Couples who own cats and dogs tend to have closer relationships and demonstrate greater satisfaction while dating and in their marriage. These couples can respond better to stress and other pressures sometimes encountered in almost all relationships. The emotional support, security, and companionship that animals provide in stressful situations help their owners through life and aid in the healing process for those who may have experienced abuse or trauma.
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Not only is greater satisfaction experienced in the relationships of couples with pets, but there are also health benefits of owning pets. Pets owners tend to live a more active lifestyle. Their pets provide them with increased opportunities to exercise, get outside, and socialize with other pet owners. Let’s face it, pet owners love to mingle and talk about their furry friends. The time spent walking or playing with their pet can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels.
Every day numerous animals are abandoned, displaced, and/or orphaned,
and are left to fend for themselves in an unknown environment.
Virginia-based nonprofit, Richmond SPCA.