Martial Discord simmers in Kitchen
LONDON: If you go by the popular notion that bedroom is the ‘hot point' for many a domestic disagreement, think again, for a new study has revealed that marital discord simmers in kitchen.
Researchers in Britain have found that the kitchen is the source for all marital problems - in fact, not only it is the busiest room of the house, but also the most stressful with women getting annoyed by the bad habits of their men.
"The kitchen is the heart of the home, where we bond, do our homework, entertain, feed ourselves and communicate so we're not surprised that our research found that tensions are rising here," the Daily Mail quoted Susannah Holloway, the Director of Hotpoint, which commissioned the study, as saying.
In fact, the study is based on a survey of around 1,500 mothers in Britain. It has revealed that 85% are very much angry at their husband's bad kitchen habits, with 32% saying that making a mess when cooking was actually their partner's worst habit.
Leaving pots and pans in the sink also scored highly —30% said it was their man's worst habit. Nineteen per cent said not taking the bin out caused arguments and 16% said leaving food out of the fridge was a problem.
Eating the last "treat" from the fridge or cupboard, such as biscuits or pudding, was also a source of friction. And once the children had been put to bed, there was, perhaps, a predictably huge disparity in what men and women did.
Seventy per cent of men settled down in front of the TV to watch a DVD or television programme, often with a glass of wine or beer in hand.
In contrast, their wives immediately got on with tidying up the house (77%), putting some washing on or hanging it up (51%) or preparing a meal (40%) the survey found.
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