For as long as I can remember, from November to March every single year, my parents have always argued over the heat. My mother likes to keep it at 68 degrees Fahrenheit, while my father finds 75 degrees to be a much more reasonable temperature. This, of course, leads to my mother telling him to layer up, because “oil doesn’t grow on trees,” and he just sneaking off to turn it up again. I even catch myself arguing with my husband over the temperature, as I throw open the window, loudly complaining about the fact that we have no control over our heat. It might seem trivial to argue over such a thing, but couples do, and do so more than you’d think.
A new study has found that 55 percent of people admit to arguing over the temperature in their homes, and 35 percent of Brits say they just can’t agree with their partners about the ideal temperature. Hey, it’s not easy living with someone else, especially one of those people who is always cold, like my dad.