Ikea Is Bad For Couples

In a surprise to absolutely no one, Ikea, the furniture company that jokingly refers to certain products as “husband killers,” is bad for relationships. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, relationship experts say that a trip to Ikea will lead to an argument. And, obviously, assembling Ikea furniture generally ensures a blow up. As soon as you walk into Ikea, “The store literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare,” said clinical psychologist and professor Dr. Ramani Durvasula in the Wall Street Journal. That’s because underlying relationship issues bubble to the surface as couples attempt to choose furniture. “I’ve had couples go to the mat over a couch that neither of them even liked,” said marriage counselor and radio host Dr. Jane Greer to the WSJ. “Underneath, every discussion is really about how important am I to you?”

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