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1 in 3 think that the relationship would be better without quarrels about cleaning

Hemfrid has produced a survey together with the analysis and research company Novus. They asked 1000 Swedes questions about cleaning and chores that are done at home. What triggers the discord and does it get better if you get help?

Many people agree that housework and cleaning can cause disagreement in couple relationships, but what are the conflicts really about? Hemfrid has made a deep dive into the subject and, among other things, found out what is actually behind the bite.

Among the couples who disagree about the cleaning, 1 in 3 believe that their relationship would be better if they avoided quarreling about the cleaning. It's above all the people who themselves feel that they take more responsibility for household chores and housekeeping who believe that the relationship would improve. Distinctive are people in couple relationships with children under the age of 7, where almost half (48%) believe that the relationship would be better if they did not have to worry about cleaning.

In those couple relationships where the responsibility for household chores and cleaning is perceived as evenly distributed, the relationship is not considered to be affected if they disagree less about the cleaning. There is also a clear difference in the age groups where especially 50-79 year olds who live in a relationship do not think that the relationship would be affected.

The level of ambition is the basis for the cleaning quarrels

More than half (52%) of those who live in a couple relationship disagree about something about cleaning and it is above all the level of ambition (20%), that is, what needs to be cleaned, that creates the most grudges. There is also a clear connection to the fact that cleaning creates friction in the relationships where you yourself think that you take the greatest responsibility in the home.

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