Surviving the IKEA relationship test
Not only is a trip to IKEA a lesson in willpower resistance training, but according to Dr Ramani Durvasula, a professor of psychology at California State University, surviving the maze of cookie cutter perfection can teach us a great deal about building strong, resilient relationships.
Cooperation, collaboration and seeing the world (or the new kitchen bench) through your partner’s eyes are fundamental to any sustainable partnership. Dr Durvasula has gone so far as to incorporate furniture-building into her couples therapy.
Read Nick Allen’s recent article in The Telegraph which includes some helpful tips on how to make the shopping experience less stressful for couples.