Friday, May 20, 2011

Average couple argues 2,455 times a year

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Average couple argues 2,455 times a year (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
from Times of India
A new survey has discovered that the average couple bickers 2,455 times a year - equal to almost seven times a day.

Researchers found that the biggest single reason for a tiff is not listening to what the other half is saying, which is responsible for around 112 cross exchanges a year, followed by money worries, spending issues and laziness around the house, reports the Sun .

Annoyance about over-spending, especially on impulsive or unnecessary purchases, leads to 109 disputes - with money in general being the cause of a further 108.
Laziness caused 105 outbursts while snoring provoked 102.
What to eat for dinner leads to 92 barneys a year - and 80 tiffs are about a partner walking mud into the house.
Driving too fast, walking past items that need taking upstairs and what to watch on television are the cause of conflict more than once a week.
Sex - particularly a lack of it or the timing - also causes 88 bust-ups a year.

The survey also showed the average couple will argue about disciplining the children 88 times, and have a further 79 disputes about spoiling them.

The figures were revealed in a study of 3,000 people, either married or in relationships, by esure home insurance.

"Bickering on a daily basis is all part of being in a normal, healthy relationship. The normal co-habiting couple will have to put up with each other's daily annoyances - even if they can prove to be very irritating," said a spokeswoman.

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