There's nothing more blissful than tying the knot with the love of your life. Although many men struggle to find a wife, every other thing quickly fades into the background once you say your "I dos.” So what happens after the wedding? Although many couples prefer to go back immediately to their old routine, the honeymoon phase is the perfect stage to make your first decisions as a couple. What kind of decisions?
Well, getting a dog together would be a great place to start. From teaching you responsibility to simply being "man's best friend,” a dog can transform your lives in so many ways.
Let's look at some of the major reasons why newlyweds should get a dog together:
For companionship and emotional support
You're probably thinking: "why on earth would newlyweds need companionship? They've got each other!"
While you're certainly right, the truth is that life can be a little different after marriage. For instance, studies and careers can keep you two apart for hours, days, or even weeks. In some cases, one partner might be working while the other stays at home.
As such, dogs can provide companionship to newlyweds who need it. They can keep you company while your significant other is out and provide emotional support if you're feeling lonely or depressed. Thus, it's always a great idea to get a dog if you and your partner have different work or study schedules.
To have stronger bonds
If you're looking to have a successful marriage, bonding with your partner is a fundamental step. But how exactly do you bond with your partner? Although there are certain activities you could both partake in, such as games or dance classes, getting a dog is a more effective step.
You can easily maintain and improve your relationship with a dog until it turns into the perfect fairytale romance you both want it to be. Taking care of a dog will help you work together and spend some quality time as a couple.
You'll find yourself spending a lot of time with your partner as you both carry out simple tasks like taking the dog on a walk or playing with it.
To have an increased sense of responsibility
Sometimes, even as adults, it can be hard to learn how to take responsibility and take up the gauntlet in certain situations. Fortunately, getting a dog is one of the fastest crash courses on responsibility that you could ever take. It is even faster then a cat with its homemade meals they like and do not like
A dog can help you become more organized and disciplined. For instance, you'll need to clean up after your pet, ensure that it's fed on time, and take it to the vet for its regular appointments. In fact, there's just so much that you'll need to do for your new furry friend.
These tasks might seem annoying at first, but in the long run, they'll make you and your partner more responsible people.
To build teamwork
Have you ever worked with your partner as a team before? Well, if you haven't, a dog will certainly teach you how to. Taking care of a dog often requires teamwork from both parties.
You'll need to share tasks between yourselves, and in cases when one person isn't available, the other party will have to pick up the slack. For instance, you could both have a rota for wiping after a dog and taking it on walks. At the end of the day, you and your partner will be a strong team, working together to take care of your furry little friend.
To add fun to marriage
The honeymoon phase is often exciting and fun for any new couple. However, it can fizzle out after a while, and most new couples often find it difficult to adjust to this change.
Getting a dog will brighten your home and add fun into the mix. You'll get entertained as your furry friend tries out some exciting new tricks or engages in the hilarious little acts that dogs are known for.
Although there will certainly be annoying moments, the presence of a pooch will spice up your marriage and make it more entertaining.
Although three is a crowd in any marriage, this saying certainly doesn't apply to dogs. After all, they're called man's best friends for a reason.
As newlyweds, getting a dog should rank high on your to-do list. A dog can help you learn responsibility, teach you to work as a team with your partner, and even prepare you both for a baby. Now we aren't saying that dogs are magical creatures that will automatically dispel any marital issues you may be having, but they certainly do help.
So, if you've been waiting for a sign to get a dog, this is it. Have fun with your furry little friend!