Do Your Pets Have A Hard Time With Breakups?

A friend of mine broke up with her live-in boyfriend last week, and while she’s doing fine, her cat isn’t.

Ever since my friend’s boyfriend moved out of the apartment they shared, her cat has been acting up. The feline has been relieving himself on the ex’s side of the bed every change it gets, and when she closed the bedroom door to prevent this from happening, the cat peed on the couch.

It’s pretty normal for kids whose parents are splitting up to go through a period of rebellion, and of course there’s often the question of who gets to keep dog, but I’d never heard of pets being upset when a relationship ended. Have your pets ever acted out after a breakup?