COUPLES’ arguments will be adjudicated by video assistant referees to determine who is in the wrong.
With the Champions League planning to introduce VAR technology, experts now want high-definition video footage to become a routine part of relationship counselling.
Therapist Tom Logan said: “The problem we face is not knowing which side to take, because it’s one person’s word against the other and they’re usually both bloody liars.
“With VAR technology we can easily establish whether Iain had been criticising a perfectly nice meal, or if indeed it was Gemma who’d had a bad attitude all evening.
“Then we can really get to the meat of the issue, such as if he did subtly imply that he fancies her mate Vicky.
“And with cameras installed throughout homes for weeks, months or years, we’ll definitely be able to clear up whose turn it is to put the bins out.”
Emma Bradford, who participated in a trial of the technology with her boyfriend Matt, agreed it was highly effective, particularly when it proved Matt was an idiot.
She said: “It turns out he was wrong about loads of things. Yes, the VAR counselling has caused us to split up, but it’s worth it to be in the right.”