People think that moving in and nesting together is an easy process, but it in fact, can be sort of a nightmare.
Even if you've been with your partner for a long time, sometimes things come to the surface under stressful situations. Well, apparently one of those stressful situations involves Ikea.
The Atlantic shared a story that caught our eye recently that is a total no brainer: Sometimes assembling Ikea furniture is hard or confusing, especially if you're doing it with your partner.
The part that catches our eye is this part of the article:
“Little things like putting a set of shelves together will bring up some ancient history with the partners,” Don Ferguson, author of Reptiles in Love: Ending Destructive Fights and Evolving Toward More Loving Relationships, told me. “Do you trust me? Do you think I’m stupid? Do you think I have no skills? Do you wish your old boyfriend was here doing this?”
The article goes into further detail about how people tend to try and figure out who's taking the lead where, and who's doing what wrong. That's when things start to get out of control. This is the same for any building projects, organizing a home project, or even something as simple as driving directions (or how to drive and when, let's be honest).
To further dive into the psychosis of the situation, you can check out the article Why Ikea Causes So Much Relationship Tension here.
Don't feel too bad. Ryan Reynolds couldn't assemble an Ikea crib without duct tape.
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Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.