The average couple argues 312 times a year

According to the researchers, the average couple will argue with each other a whopping 312 times a year. Women tend to become more frustrated with their partner’s habits than men.

The most common complaints include toilet roll not being replaced, lights that aren’t switched off, channel hopping and the lavatory seat being left up. But men aren’t immune to getting irritated either.

They grit their teeth when their partner takes too long to get ready, clogs up the plughole with hair or nags them about chores.

The statistics emerged in a study of 3,000 adults by

Spokesman Nick Elson said: 'All couples argue but to see how much time they argue over simply things like household chores was a bit of an eye opener.

'It seems a lot of time to be wasting bickering however annoying habits can get.'

The study found the kitchen is also a common battleground for arguments about cleanliness.

Although men were more relaxed in general they are more likely to consider ending a relationship over things like taking too long to get ready and nagging them about chores.

Other habits that partners listed as annoying included leaving dirty cups around the house, hoarding stuff, flicking TV channels and leaving tissues all over the house.

Eight out of ten people said they often found themselves cleaning up after their other half rather than continue to nag them.

One in four credit their nagging with changing their partner's behaviour.  A fifth of Brits have even considered splitting up with their partner over their annoying habits.

Welsh couples were revealed as the most argumentative, while Scots were revealed to be quite laid back and the least likely to argue or get annoyed with one another.

Top 10 argument triggers

1. Stubble in the sink
2. Dirty marks in the toilet
3. Flicking TV channels
4. Not replacing the toilet roll
5. Leaving the seat up
6. Leaving lights on
7. Leaving dirty cups around the house
8. Leaving wet towels on the floor/bed
9. Hoarding stuff
10. Not flushing the toilet

List of things that make men annoyed

1. Taking too long to get ready
2. Nagging about chores
3. Leaving lights on
4. Hair in the plughole
5. Hoarding stuff
6. Overfilling bins
7. Leaving tissues around the house
8. Leaving dirty cups around the house
9. Flicking TV channels
10. Watching soaps

Via -  DailyMail
Image - Getty Image

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its funny that couples fret and gets irritated by the simplest of things. what does that mean actually? hmmmmm..

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