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Study: 10 percent of women love their pet more than their partner

Posted by Kristi Palma  November 11, 2013 12:51 PM

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A new study by the Brooke animal charity in London found that 1 in 10 women love their pet more than their partner. And nearly one-third of women polled said their feelings for their pet were exactly the same as their feelings for their boyfriend or husband.

The organization polled 2,000 female pet owners who are living with a partner.

Here is more of what the study revealed:

81 percent of women consider pets part of the family.

Nearly 4 in 10 women seek affection from their pets if they feel ignored by their partner.

There will be a bitter custody battle for the pet should a split occur, according to 38 percent of women.

And 14 percent of women are considering getting a tattoo of their pet's name.

"Pets can’t answer back with sarcastic comments or moan about the state of the house so it’s easy to have a blissful relationship with a pet, which can’t always been said of human relationships," said a spokesperson for the charity on its website.

What do you think of these findings?

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