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15 Things Every Couple Endures When Building IKEA Furniture

15 Things Every Couple Endures When Building IKEA Furniture

15 Things Every Couple Endures When Building IKEA Furniture

What's the true test of a good relationship? Mass-produced, Swedish furniture.

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So you just moved in with your significant other. Everything is loooking great, and you're optimistic about this new chapter in your life, but there’s just one thing standing between you and your bright future together: unbuilt IKEA furniture. You’ve never had couple’s therapy quite like this before. 

Here are 15 things you are bound to experience when building IKEA furniture together.

1. Excitement 

Your house is finally going to be a home!ikea4

2. Motivation 

Together, you stand. Ikea1

3. Disagreement 

It starts small, like when one of you wants to read the instructions and the other does not.ikea5

4. Determination 

Regardless, you’re determined to make this a pleasant experience and fighting is not an option.ikea8

5. Will Power 

The screws are stripping and the legs of your cheap table are not lining up, but you’re going to get through this.ikea6

6. Irritation
 

First from the furniture, then from your partner. WHY ARE THEY IN THE KITCHEN DRINKING A BEER AND I’M OVER HERE SWEATING MY ASS OFF?!ikea7

7. Confusion

WHY. DOESN’T. THIS. FIT?!ikea10

9. Frustration 

Neither of you can translate the hieroglyphics on the instructions, and now things start to go hay-wire.ikea11

8. Aggravation

The wrath quickly turns from you partner to the piece of furniture.ikea14

10. Rebellion 

You start hammering/screwing/twisting/tightening shit you think makes sense.ikea12

11. Faith

Apart from the numerous extra screws, nails, and boards, your new furniture is kind of starting to look good!!Ikea4

12. Optimism 

You flip it over, and it somehow stands.ikea15

13. Hope

OMG, your makeshift building methods kind of worked, and it actually looks good!ikea16

14. Achievement

WE DID IT!Ikea3

15. Sex 

Even if it's hate sex, it still counts.Ikea2

Do you have any funny/weird memories about doing a project with your BF/GF? Let us know in the comments on Twitter!

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Alexander Kirk

Alexander is a pop culture fanatic, who loves travelling, Taylor Swift and slaying Twitter, tweet by tweet.

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