London, Jan 19 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that the average Brit couple argues nearly every day - 312 times a year - mostly over the cleanliness of the house.
Minor irritations such as leaving wet towels on the bed, flicking between TV channels and hoarding bits and bobs cause most of the bust-ups.
Those little annoying habits can become such a big problem that 1 in 5 Britons have even considered them a reason to break-up - with a Thursday evening the most likely time for a row to develop.Women tend to become more frustrated with their partner's habits than men, according to the researchers.
The most common complaints include loo 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 findings emerged in a study of 3,000 adults by www.betterbathrooms.com.
"All couples argue but to see how much time they argue over simply things like household chores was a bit of an eye opener," the Daily Mail quoted spokesman Nick Elson as saying.
The study found the kitchen is also a common battleground for arguments about cleanliness.
Eight out of ten people said they often found themselves cleaning up after their other half rather than continue to nag them. (ANI)