Like the title states, Im not a fan of cats, sorry cat people 😅, but she keeps Insisting that I will enjoy the present, and keeps alluding to getting me a kitty. I don't want to hurt her either, how do I handle this situation, one last thing she is also my first girlfriend so that's why I'm asking how to handle this?
Most Helpful Girl
You need to be firm. If this is your first girlfriend then this is going to set the tone for a lot of future decisions where you have differing opinions. You can still be kind, but just tell her the the truth.
You don't want a cat, you don't have time for one and if she gets you one you're going to be really upset that she has disrespected your wishes. If she keeps saying you'll like it when you get it, let her know when you get it you'll be taking it straight to an animal shelter where most unwanted pets end up.
I'm a huge animal person - pets are expensive and if you aren't ready for a commitment then you need to make her understand you don't want it.
If her feelings get hurt that's her problem1
Most Helpful Guy
I'm going to give you advice that will help you for the rest of your life:
"Grow some balls"
If you don't stand up for yourself now with this cat, you will be a miserable man well into your adult hood.
You need to draw lines in the sand and not cross them.
IN this case it's a bloody cat. You are what 18-24? A cat lives for 15 plus years, so you are committing to the life of a cat until you are 33-39 years old? You might as well just have a child at that point. at least the child is genetically related to you. While the cat will always hate you and your girlfriend will eventually hate you.1
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