Man calls out girlfriend over ‘ludicrous’ pet request: ‘Pick your battles’

Emerald Pellot
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This unusual tale involves a man, his bunny and a jealous girlfriend.

A 21-year-old man wanted to know if he was in the wrong for telling his pet rabbit he loved it more frequently than his own girlfriend. He went to Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum for advice on the matter.

“My girlfriend gifted me the cutest pet bunny one year ago,” he said. “I’ve always wanted a pet, so this was a wonderful gift and I’ve grown attached to him. The bunny is very affectionate and I spend a lot of time petting him, even when my girlfriend is coming over. She doesn’t mind and usually joins me.”

However, the girlfriend now has an issue with her boyfriend and the rabbit.

“She is getting upset recently because I keep saying to my bunny that I love him and that I don’t say it enough to her,” he explained. “I say it to my bunny several times a day and I say it to her at least once whenever we see each other.”

The boyfriend says he has a good reason for why he says the three special words to his bunny more often than to her.

“I find this whole argument ludicrous,” he wrote. “It looks like she’s somehow jealous of a bunny. And of course, I love them both very differently. When I say ‘I love you’ to my bunny it is just thrown around, but when I say it to her it has a much deeper meaning.”

While the general commentariat declared neither party in the wrong, some pointed out there might be a real issue here.

“It’s easy to dismiss with it’s ‘ridiculous to be jealous of a bunny,’ but to me, it seems like this is her way of telling you she needs more love and attention in your relationship,” one user pointed out.

“Ha, I mean, if you want your girlfriend to be happy, it’s probably very little effort on your part to say ‘I love you’ a little more frequently. Pick your battles, dude,” someone wrote.

“Sounds like your girlfriend is trying to tell you that she needs more. Hopefully, you have more to give to both the bunny and her,” one person commented.

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