These Are The Most Common Household Arguments

The Bottom Line:
  • A new UK poll, which could easily translate here, finds the average household has 21 arguments each week
  • The average disagreement only lasts about four and a half minutes, although that translates to less than a quarter of an hour each day.
  • The most common things people argue about at home include leaving all the lights on in the house, leaving shoes in the middle of the floor, messy bedrooms and more
  • Source: SWNS Digital

The Full Story:

Living in close quarters with anyone is bound to lead to a disagreement or two, and that’s particularly true for families. But what they fight about may be another story.

A new UK poll, which could easily translate here, finds:

  • The average household has 21 arguments each week.
  • The average disagreement only lasts about four and a half minutes, although that translates to less than a quarter of an hour each day.
  • Women are the most likely person in the house to instigate an argument (20%), compared to men (16%).
  • Women are also more likely than men to see themselves as the peacemaker in the house (38% vs. 37%).

So, what are so many folks arguing about in the home?

  • Well, the most common sources of disagreements include (click here for all 50):
  • Someone leaving all the lights on when they aren’t in the room
  • Someone leaving shoes in the middle of the floor/ in the doorway
  • Messy bedrooms
  • Someone not doing their fair share of the chores
  • Not changing the empty toilet roll when the last of it is used
  • When the heating should come on
  • Squeezing garbage into an already full can rather than emptying it first
  • Leaving dirty washing on the floor
  • Leaving toilet roll centers on the floor, windowsill etc, i.e. anywhere but the garbage can
  • Someone leaving plates and glasses in their bedroom

Source: SWNS Digital

Thought Starters…

  • Not changing the toilet roll should be higher on the list…
  • Do you and your family get into a lot of disagreements? About how many fights do you think you have a week?
  • Who is the biggest instigator of fights in your house?
  • What is the thing you are most likely to fight about at home?

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