There's nothing wrong with forming a strong attachment to your dog — of course not! But one woman felt that her boyfriend's bond with, and feeling of responsibility for, his dog seemed a lot stronger than his bond with their son. And she set out to prove it to him in no uncertain terms. On Reddit's Am I the A**hole forum, she wrote:
My (23f) bf “Hank” (26m) has a dog “ladybird” and we have a son together “Bobby” (3m). He has had ladybird since before we got together (about 5-years-ago).
I’m actually allergic to dogs but I make do because I know Ladybird means a lot to him and I’ve grown to love her as if I had her my whole life. We both have full time jobs and split the housework just fine, but when it comes to Bobby, I feel like Hank treats Ladybird better sometimes?