Monday 24 April 2017

The amount the average Irish couple argues per month might surprise you

A young couple having an argument
A young couple having an argument
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The number of times the average Irish couple argues per month might surprise you.

While our social media feeds may be filled with flowers, cards and jewellery this Valentine's Day, it appears that all in not perfect in paradise for the average Irish couple.

New research from Jurys Inn has revealed that almost two thirds (61pc) of Irish couples argue on a regular basis, with couples clashing six times per month on average.

Furthermore, almost one fifth of lovebirds row ten times or more each month.

"Not listening to each other" was listed as the most common cause of arguments, with finances and bills following, tied at 23pc with partners not "pulling their weight" around the house.

Twenty two per cent of those questioned said taking each other for granted was the main root of their arguments, while 18pc credited relatives and in-laws.

While 45pc of couples said they resolve arguments with their partner within a few hours, 30pc find their spats can last up to a week.

Yet another friendly reminder that not everyone's relationship is as perfect as they portray on social media.

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