In romantic relationships, it’s probably a bad sign when issues come down to an ultimatum. When one person forces the other to make a seemingly impossible decision, it’s usually a sign that there are bigger problems at play.
Take the case of one man and his girlfriend, for instance. They recently discussed moving in together—except there was a problem: his girlfriend absolutely hated his dog, and she refused to live with him until he got rid of it.
So, she made him choose: it was either her or the dog. His clever solution just might make you laugh…
Relationships are undoubtedly tough. Learning how to effectively communicate, as well as when to compromise or make sacrifices in order for both parties to be happy, is what it’s all about. That said, should an issue ever arise where one person is presented with an ultimatum, you can rest assured that it’s the mark of an unhealthy relationship.
When this man and his girlfriend recently discussed moving in together for the first time, it was a huge deal. It would soon become rather clear, however, that they might not actually be the best fit for one another after all.
You see, while they were discussing the topic of moving in together, the woman admitted that she despised his beagle, Molly. So in order for her to even consider living with her partner, she gave him an unimaginable ultimatum: he had to choose between her or the dog…
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The man had never been faced with an ultimatum like that before. He’d known that his girlfriend wasn’t exactly fond of Molly, but never in his wildest dreams did he imagine it would come to such a decision. He knew he loved them both dearly. What was he supposed to do?
Faced with an incredibly difficult decision and not knowing what else to do, the man took to Craigslist and created an advertisement. In the ad he wrote with a touch of sadness, “My girlfriend does not like my beagle Molly. So I have to rehome her.”
The ad continued, “She is a purebred from a wealthy area and I have had her for four years. She likes to play games. Not totally trained. Has long hair so she’s a little high maintenance, especially the nails, but she loves having them done.”
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You could feel the anguish in all of his words. He was making one of the biggest decisions of his life, and he truly couldn’t fathom letting go of his dog. Nevertheless, he continued to pen his Craigslist ad, no matter how hard it was to continue…
“Stays up all night yapping but sleeps while I work. Only eats the best, most expensive food. Will NEVER greet you at the door after a long day or give you unconditional love when you’re down. Does not bite but she can be mean as hell!” his ad continued.
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Finally, he concluded the post with a major plot twist out of left field: “So… anyone interested in my 30-year-old, selfish, wicked, gold-digging girlfriend? Come and get her! Me and my dog want her rehomed ASAP!”
Well, it looks like he made up his mind and decided to keep Molly after all! Really, though, is it even that surprising? How could anyone present someone with an ultimatum about their beloved animal like that? He definitely made the right decision.
LOL! That’s a tough position to be in, but it sounds like that guy definitely made the right call. Making somebody give up their pet is simply too much to ask!
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