Having a tiff? Here's why...

Jun 29, 2012, 06:25 IST | Agencies

Couples have arguments on multiple occassions. They can happen for various reasons or purposes. We list the top causes...

Sex and relationships, Here's why couples argue

The time of day:

Here's an advice for men -- try to avoid a row with women in mid-afternoon, for a new study of people's moods has shown that the fair sex is likely to win an argument during that time of the day.

And, women should wait till 6 PM to ask for something from a man, as this is the time when a male is likely to grant a loved one's wishes, according to the study, based on a poll of more than 1,000 men and women.

A battle to win: 
A novel experiment has found that husbands and wives take it in turns to win arguments while unmarried couples do not.

Rather than always battling it out to be the one who prevails, married couples tend to back down after they have won a previous argument.

Trouble in paradise: 
Going on a holiday is supposed to be a chance to escape routine and relax with your partners, but unfortunately it also seems to provide couples with the perfect opportunity to argue. And most of the bickering starts before the trip has even begun, a survey has revealed.

More than half of couples fail to agree on a destination, while 37 per cent fall out over the frustration of the booking process.

The most likely factors to cause arguments are money and how much time to spend together.

Women most often blame alcohol for causing rows on holiday, while men get most annoyed if their partner eyes up others on the beach.

But it's not all bad: 
Fighting once a week? It's good for marriage! Forty-four percent of married couples across India agree that the key to a long and happy marriage is having fights more than once a week, says a new survey. "Tiffs help one understand what 'ticks off' one's spouse. This also helps in not taking one's spouse for granted," says a relationship expert.

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