Household habits top the list of couples’ gripes

21/06/2012 | Posted in Floor Care

A couple fighting

According to a study by the website www.betterbathrooms.com, the average couple argues 312 days a year – that’s nearly every day – and mostly about the state of the house.

Such arguments inevitably arise, but we think it’s a real shame that the home, such a vital part of any couple’s life, is the subject around which relationships hit the rocks most often.

The study’s key findings include the following:

  • Among the top argument triggers are men leaving stubble in the sink, dirty toilets, flicking television channels, and not replacing the toilet roll
  • Couples are most likely to fall out on a Thursday evening after dinner and have a ten minute quarrel
  • Women were more frustrated with their partners household habits than their male counterparts (e.g. toilet roll not being replaced, wet towels being left on the floor)
  • Although they were more relaxed in general, men were more likely to end a relationship due to their partner’s nagging or taking too long to get ready
  • A fifth of couples surveyed had considered breaking up over irritating habits
  • Eight out of ten people had cleaned up after their partner to avoid being nagged
  • In general, Welsh couples were the most argumentative and Scots the most laid back

You can read the full story on on the Express’s website here

So is the key to a harmonious relationship a clean, well organised home? Probably not, but it’s certainly a good start. We’ll be following up this post with some tips to keep an argument free household, but in the meantime, we’d love to hear your thoughts.

What do you and your partner disagree about round the home? How do you work together to prevent arguments? Feel free to drop us a comment…

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