| | Re: My husband respects our dog more than me it seems!
I have this theory that some people who love animals more than people have intimacy issues. It's easier for them to love an animal because they get unconditional love without effort, the animal doesn't nag, the animal meets a need that is sometimes missing in a relationship. I think mothers do this with babies/kids too.
This is a touchy subject for me because my own mother loved our dog more than she loved her own kids. I've seen my best friend do it with one of her dogs. Even my own sister seems to care more about her dogs than her kids.
No idea how to approach it though. Just popping in to give you some sympathy. It sucks to share your spouse sometimes with anything regardless of what it is (hobby, kids, pets, job, etc.)