Arguing couples

Couples argue an average of 7 times a day. Top 5 reasons cited for bickering include, not listening, overspending, money, laziness, snoring. Others include, everything from not saying I love you to not answering your phone. What’s the primary source of arguing for you and your loved one. What about your roommates. What are some of the things they do that put you over the top, and what’s your best tip for getting beyond it?

Inspired by Gayle King

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9 Responses to Arguing couples

  1. Joy says:

    What’s with these new comment boxes and what do they mean??????

  2. Jason says:

    Joy I just noticed that too, it wasn’t like that a couple of hours ago… As for the topic, let me state that it would suck to be in a relationship where I argued with my wife on average 7 times a day. I hope that we are not the exception to this survey.

    • Joy says:

      I didn’t change anything at all so I’m not sure what the deal is. But I don’t really want my blog on Facebook or Twitter. Hhhhmmmm. I wonder why they do crap like this?

  3. mssc54 says:

    A little over 37 years ago when me and the Mrs got married I told her I love her. If anything changes I’ll let her know.

  4. Sue says:

    7 times a day?! I get annoyed at the way he loads the dishwasher, but it’s not a deal breaker so what are ya gonna do?!

  5. Phyllis says:

    Wow! 7 times a day???? Even during the worst times in my previous marriage we didn’t get into THAT often. We did argue about spending on on stupid, useless stuff and his inability to follow thru on things that needed to be done. That was about it!

  6. SKL says:

    First, re the boxes – this must be a wordpress thing, because another wordpress site I frequent has the same new boxes. Now to the topic at hand.

    I was surprised to hear the average is 7x per day – but I must admit, I have seen times when it was more than that.

    For me, I don’t have a spouse / “significant other,” but I do live with someone with whom I get into it! Not every day, but some days probably 7x! Our biggest issues are probably speaking in a voice that rubs the other person wrong (pushy, snappy, etc., mostly due to letting other stresses come out in our voices); her trying to infringe on my personal time; me being criticized for not desiring to work 80 hours per week, every week of the year; her being “too busy” to pick up after herself; and variations of the above. Occasionally she buys something for my kids (who already have too much) or for the house (meaning I have to pay part even if I don’t want it), so that can set off my bitching. The way she tries to feed my kids pisses me off, and that pisses her off. Oh, and the way she will criticize my parenting in front of my kids. I think I’d better stop now while I’m behind!

  7. Joy says:

    Like Sue, Paul and I argue, if that’s what you want to call it over really silly things. It’s never anything major. Just life’s little annoyances. I think it would be sad to argue that many times a day over serious stuff.

  8. Nikki says:

    7 times a day?! Why the heck are they married then?! That doesn’t seem very fun at all! Actually, I know that’s not very fun…we’ve been there. You can’t live like that for too long because it wears on you.

    We generally don’t “fight” or argue, we bicker. Mainly about not helping around the house enough. For the most part, I do everything, because I’m home. But there are a few things that I like him to do. And he’ll do them, eventually!!!

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