Research has discovered the number one reason couples fight on vacation – and it’s not about where they should eat, or how much money is being spent!
According to Travel+Leisure, consulting firm Korn Ferry polled 1,070 people in May to find out what caused the most arguments whilst on vacation.
Couples aren't arguing about where to go, how much money to spend, or who takes the best Instagram photos on #vacation — they're fighting about #work. https://t.co/n2hrxwEZ1J pic.twitter.com/pDcfO9Uo53
— Korn Ferry (@Korn_Ferry) June 20, 2019
Over half (54%) of those polled pointed to their significant other’s habit of working whilst on vacation as causing the most fights.
Korn Ferry found that 45% of vacationers still checked in with their office, with not one person saying they fully disconnected from work.
According to Travel+Leisure, the research shows that people are more stressed out than ever at work, with Korn Ferry saying, “stress is having a negative impact on their personal relationships.”
“In today’s workplace, most employees don’t have the luxury of completely checking out while on vacation,” Mark Royal, a senior partner and engagement specialist with Korn Ferry, said in a statement to Travel+Leisure. “Clearing the deck of work responsibilities is hard, but planning better for downtime and negotiating set plug-in times with family and friends when keeping in contact with the office is a must.”