A man was told by strangers on the internet to break up with his girlfriend after revealing that she stormed out of his house in the middle of the night while he was sleeping on the floor comforting his crying dog.
The US-based pet owner shared his relationship drama on Reddit, where he stated that he adopted a retired military dog a year ago – eight months before he met his four-month-old girlfriend.
In his post, the 30-year-old stated that after serving in the military, his dog “suffers from PTSD” and that it is “quite difficult” to deal with loud noises.
Annoyed: A man went to Reddit to talk about his relationship problems and revealed that his four-month-old girlfriend got into an argument with him while sleeping with his dog on the floor
Confrontation: The 30-year-old adopted the dog from the military a year ago and discovered the poor pup was struggling with PTSD
"I've been with my [girlfriend] for about four months," he wrote at the beginning of his post. “I adopted a retired military dog about a year ago. He has some PTSD and loud noises can be quite difficult for him. & # 39;
The man went on to explain that the night before he wrote his post, his dog “had some problems” and could be heard “whimpering and crying”.
"I went down to check on him," he recalled. & # 39; My [girlfriend] stayed the night [but] he was pretty shaken. So I stayed on the floor to comfort him all night. I fell asleep with him on the floor. & # 39;
Though it felt right at the moment to bring comfort to his beloved pooch, the man said he woke up to an angry message from his 28-year-old girlfriend who actually stormed out of his house the night after waking find him gone.
"When I woke up my [girlfriend] was gone and I had a text that said the dog is more important than her and things like that," he wrote before asking social media users for their thoughts asked this topic.
"I do not know what to do. At this point, I think she was pretty selfish and it makes me angry. She knows he has some problems. I could even [want to] end this relationship. & # 39;
After the post is shared on Twitter from the account @redditshipsDozens of users quickly jumped in the man's defense – slamming his girlfriend's behavior and urging him to end the relationship immediately.
& # 39; If [he] had thrown his girlfriend out of bed to let the dog in, she could understand that she was a little upset – but he slept on the floor with his traumatized dog and she made a bed for himself Worried about the night and uninterrupted sleep – what's your problem ?! & # 39; one person commented.
Another added, “What the hell, a guy who spends the night with a traumatized dog is solid gold. Lady is crazy. "
Determined: Twitter users were quick to tell the man to ditch his girlfriend and insist she was wrong about getting angry with him for looking after his dog
Agreement: Others admitted that they loved to put their dogs in front of anyone and anything else in their life, with one person telling their own cute story about caring for a puppy
Many others praised the man and insisted that his behavior was incredibly caring and kind – noting that it probably made him appear all the more attractive to many other women.
"If it's not a moment to watch a person step on the ground and comfort a desperate animal, I don't know what to say," said one person. "That's the best" This guy shows how caring he can be "."
Another Twitter user fully agreed and commented: “He slept on the floor to comfort a sad animal. This is a unicorn man! This is a romance novel! & # 39;
Others shared their own stories of times when they put their beloved pups above everything. One person recalled taking turns with his wife to sleep on the floor with their dog while they recovered from the surgery.
"Keep the dog, drop the girl," advised the Twitter user. “My dog had an operation and I took the PTO to stay with her at home. We took turns sleeping with her on the floor during her recovery.
"You are an amazing canine parent, most people would appreciate your heart, don't settle for someone who doesn't."
However, not everyone agreed that the man's girlfriend had acted inappropriately. One user admitted that he would be “quite upset” to wake up in the middle of the night to find that his partner had left.
"Honestly, I'd be pretty upset if I woke up at night and my partner was gone and I didn't know why?" The person wrote before suggesting that the man could help alleviate his girlfriend's worries by communicating better with her.
"Maybe this is a communication problem – leave her a little note by the bed that you love her, but the puppy is really hectic tonight and you need to look after him."