Home Repairs Lead to Couple Spats

A man repairing a bathroom sink's P-trap

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Home maintenance can be stressful and it can be a source of tension among couples. Many couples who live together admit to fighting over household repairs—some even breaking up over them, according to a new survey from Cinch Home Services, a home warranty company.

Nearly 52% of about 1,000 respondents said they fought with their partner over home repairs. Millennials were the most likely generation to admit to fighting over household repairs with their partner.

The survey also found that more than 30% of respondents had experienced a breakup over home repairs.

“Only a few couples opted to hire outside help—but maybe more should follow suit, considering that over half of our respondents said they fought with their significant other over home repair needs,” the survey found. “Bringing in a professional would likely eliminate tension between couples when it comes to DIY tasks. It’s also more convenient, safe, and can save both time and money.”

Various survey results showing percentages of how different couples handle home repairs together.