When I met someone and fell in love. And they fell in love with me.
And instead of being “nice”, I tried to be as honest as I could about what I needed. And I asked what they needed. And I listened. I really listened.
And it was hard. But I said to my new boyfriend:
“You can leave anytime. I love you, and want to be with you, but if you don’t feel the same way, you’re free to go.”
And I meant it. And he said something similar to me…
And we’ve said it many times to each other. Not as a threat, or in anger, or to make the other person feel guilty. But to affirm, “I choose you, I love you, and I’m so lucky to have you in my life”.
And we have so much fun together. We laugh. And we’re playful, and silly with each other. We play music. We sing.
Sometimes, we talk for hours, and we don’t notice it.
We often get lost when driving. We’re so focused on the other, that we forget where we are going!
In a study conducted in the year 2016 explored the significant participation of pets in the social networks of people managing a long-term mental health problem such as depression. In the same study, it has been discovered that pets can give a sense of security and emotional and social support to their owners who are suffering from depression.
“A pet can remind you that you’re not alone,” Desiree Wiercyski, a life coach in Fort Wayne, explained how pets can improve ones mood. “Pets offer unconditional love, which can be extraordinarily soothing when feeling isolated.”
According to a research conducted in State University of New York in the year 2002, being around with a pet relieves stress more than being with a spouse, family, or friend. In addition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes that having a pet is beneficial especially to people who have hypertension. “If you have a dog around, your blood pressure is lower,” Marty Becker, a veterinary consultant for Good Morning America said.
But aside from these physical benefits that taking care of a pet can bring to one’s health. There are numerous studies showing that being surrounded with companion animals is good for improving ones mental health as well.
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