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They Said I Wouldn’t Love My Cats as Much After I Had My Baby

How my ‘fur babies’ have helped me navigate depression

The author lying in bed with her cat sleeping in front of her.
Photo: Emily Primeaux

I recently gave birth to my first child — a beautiful, healthy boy. It took many years and ups and downs for us to get here.

Only nine months after our first date, my now-husband moved to Dublin, Ireland, to take a job in the online gaming…

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Emily Primeaux

Emily Primeaux

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World traveler, writer, editor, kitty-handler, missing the European life