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“We could watch Breaking Bad.”

“I was thinking more Sui-”

“Sons of Anarchy is meant to pretty good.”

“I’m in the mood for Sui-“

“Walking Dead it is.”


We’ve all had this conversation – it isn’t just me right? …RIGHT?! Nevertheless, couples argue over needlessly stupid things, and here are seven of the most common.

7. Money


“Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today,” sing Pink Floyd, and they’re not half wrong. Find yourself earning twice as much as your partner? Do you split it evenly? Who pays for what? Good luck with that one.

6. Annoying Sleeping Habits


“You take one half, I’ll take the other.”

5. The Mother-In-Law


What’s the difference between a mother-in-law and a vulture? The vulture waits ’til you’re dead before it eats your heart out. AMIRITE?! No but really, mums-in-law are terrible. Or at least they can be. It’s no secret that a particularly nasty mother-in-law can be a huge spanner in an otherwise perfectly well-oiled machine. Ignore, forgive and rise above. Terrible jokes help too.

4. Stress


Vent, damn you, vent. It’s good, it’s healthy but, unfortunately, it’s not always aimed at the right person. A tough day at work, financial issues and sex problems, to name but a few, often end in a heated exchange with your significant other.

3. Toilet Seat


An argument that has torn couples apart since time immemorial. Fellas, save yourselves the hassle and just leave the thing down.

2. Secrets and Lies


Ever cheated? Come clean.

Ever lied about something major? Come clean.

This is a biggie. Honesty is almost always the best policy, and you’d be best served to talk about your problems openly than wait till your partner finds out on their own accord.

1. Control


Israel and Palestine. Biggie and 2Pac. Tom and Jerry. The conflict with your partner dwarfs them all. How clean do you keep your house? The interior design? Where are you going on holiday? And how about your day-to-day activities? Yes, control is, more often than not, the biggest source of arguments in a relationship. You realise that, when push comes to shove, there’s not a lot that you’re prepared to sacrifice for ‘bae’ (whatever that shit is).