Updated: Friday, 19th January 2018 @ 4:34pm

Mancunian families have 447 arguments on average each year, according to survey

Mancunian families have 447 arguments on average each year, according to survey

| By Edward Roberts

Manchester families lock horns an incredible 447 times each year, according to a new survey.

The study – carried out by Virgin Money Life Insurance – found that relatives in the region are constantly arguing with one another and shedding a few tears in the process.

In fact, the research revealed that the average household sees the waterworks break out around 504 times between January and December.

Thankfully it’s not all doom and gloom for the people of Manchester.

Instead, the poll discovered that 71% of family members describe themselves as a ‘very happy family’ and a further 27% accept that they’re ‘happy most of the time’.

The positively doesn’t end there, as relatives show their love with hugs and kisses around 1,534 times throughout the year.

Jayne Warner, Head of Life Insurance at Virgin Money, said: “Our study took an in-depth look at the lifestyle habits of families in Manchester, and the results are heartwarming.

“We all lead such busy lives – with parents in particular having to carefully balance the demands of working life with the daily challenges that come with running a family home.

“Despite this, the research shows families still make time to love, laugh and have fun together.

“These survey findings also reflect how much we depend on each other to keep family life running smoothly.

“We’re struck by how hard it would be for many families to cope without the support of their partner and/or their wider family.

“It emphasises how crucial it is to ensure that we have plans in place to keep family life going no matter what life throws at us.”

Image courtesty of Vic via Flickr, with thanks.