Top Ten Relationship Killers
Chubbier midsections, stressful work-lives and grandma undies are just some of the passion-killers that have led to faster and more frequent relationship bust-ups in the modern age, according to a new survey.
In a study commissioned by Warner Brothers to promote their new film, Hall Pass, researchers found that the tipping point in relationships is now around three years, instead of the more traditional marker of seven years.
Around 2,000 British adults, those in short-term relationships and longer partnerships, participated in the survey.
The findings showed that 67 percent of all respondents said that some of their partners seemingly benign habits in the first stages of romance became borderline deal-breakers after three years.
Likewise, as the relationship progressed, people reported receiving fewer compliments from their partnersin fact, three in 10 that have been in a relationship for five years or more said they no longer received any compliments from their better half.
People surveyed also responded that individual time was crucial to the survival of their relationships. Three-quarters of respondents said that individual space was important, while a third of those who have been seeing their partner for longer than three years reserve at least two evenings a month to pursue solitary activities.