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Ikea is Swedish for “argument”

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common arguments always happens in Ikea, haha.
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This is funny but true!
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this would be such a good test for the relationship of every couple hahaha
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IKEA: come for the Swedish meatballs and the reasonably priced Scandinavian furniture, stay for the fight with bae about how many KALLAX shelves for your vinyl collection a sane household really needs. But it's not just you two: IKEA stores are basically designed to make you scrutinise every aspect of your relationship – in whatever state it may have been before you two headed in.

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IKEAis a Swedish multinational group that is the world’s largest furniture retailer. “IKEA” is an acronym that consists of the initials of Ingvar Kamprad (the founder), Elmtaryd (the farm where he grew up), and Agunnaryd (his hometown in Småland, south Sweden).
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If you have assembled a piece of Ikea furniture with a partner, then you have probably argued with a partner about assembling a piece of Ikea furniture. Domestic battles over the Swedish retailer’s products are such a common feature of modern cohabitation that comedian Amy Poehler once joked that Ikea was Swedish for “argument.
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I don't care
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Let's not Ikea with this
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I don't want to Ikea with you
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In any case, why, precisely, is amassing level stuffed furniture so hostile for couples?
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The Swedish megastore is getting called out by a clinical psychologist for what most frequent visitors already know: happy couples who walk into an IKEA often walk out fighting.

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So, fights erupt. But what exactly are couples in IKEA fighting about? I headed to my nearest IKEA and walked around to overhear tidbits of couples' arguments. Since no fight is ever really about mattress toppers, I took four tidbits to Dr. Suky Macpherson, chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, who specializes in working with couples. I wanted to hear her thoughts on what those squabbles could tell us about the state of the respective relationships—and how to avoid falling into the black hole of coupledom during your own next trip to IKEA with an SO.

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