I took my dog to couples counseling but the therapist said he just wanted to see me for awhile.

It's your fault!

Does your dog freak out when you leave? If he chews up your furniture, or howls at the wall, or leaves pee puddles in your wake, it is possible that you could have prevented all of that if you just loved your dog enough.

According to a recent study, if you are the type of person who avoids developing close relationships with humans, your dog is picking up on it. And, much as it does the humans you are supposed to be close to, that fear of intimacy is freaking him out. In fact, the German and Hungarian researchers looking into this have given your dog's condition a very clinical name: separation-related disorder.

Sources: PLOS | PSMAG