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Revealed: why couples fight on holidays

sex and relationships Updated: May 24, 2014 20:51 IST
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All set to go on a romantic sojourn with your better half? Then, pack a happy disposition and brace yourself for a few lover’s tiffs too.

According to a study by, an online travel and tour activity portal, one in four couples argue almost four hours daily while ­holidaying.

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Here are the five basic reasons why partners end up arguing:

Queuing:If you’ve picked a time of year when everyone else might be on holiday — you can surely expect queues. Bickering over picking the location at this time of year or your inability to get up early are common reasons.

Living up to expectations: When the pressure to create the perfect vacation is on you and the anxiety of picking the right destination, hotel and package swim through your mind, one tends to blame their ­partner when the ­outcome is so-so.

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Getting lost: All you have on holiday is a shoddy grasp of the language, a useless map and wild gesturing to get you through; so you turn to each other because you can’t find anyone else to complain to.

Money: You worry if you’ll have enough to get you through — even though you have saved enough for the last year to ensure that you will have the funds. If your ­partner starts spending ­frivolously, this can cause friction.

Deciding on activities: You can barely agree on a movie to watch when you are at home — so choosing a daily activity is difficult. If it’s bad, the chooser is the blamed party.