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If you've ever attempted to put together a piece of IKEA furniture with your significant other, then you know that sometimes headaches, shouting, and crying is part of the process. Although the Swedish furniture giant makes a conscious effort to simplify its instructions, there's always some level of frustration associated with assembly, which is why a local therapist is calling IKEA a "map of a relationship nightmare."
LAist reports that Santa Monica-based clinical psychologist and California State University psychology professor Ramani Durvasula "sometimes asks that her couples assemble a big piece of furniture at their home, then come back and tell her how it went. She notes that while some items are relatively easy, something like the Liatorp—with its many drawers and glass panels—she calls "The Divorcemaker.'"
Learn more about Dr. Ramani here and if you're on the fence about your relationship, plan a trip to Burbank stat.