SPENDING time with your partner is fatal for a relationship, experts have warned.
The Institute for Studies found that contact with your partner dramatically increases the risk of finding out what they are really like.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: During courtship, people frequently ignore a partners personality because of all the sex.
However, once youre in a steady relationship it is almost inevitable that you will discover your partner is genuinely excited about the new Dan Brown novel, or finds the expression ’elf and safety amusing.
The key is to spend almost no time together.”
Professor Brubaker said that in the past couples had developed coping strategies, such as husbands spending an unnatural amount of time in an outbuilding.
However, modern urban living meant that more couples were being forced to enjoy each others company on a regular basis.
He added: Activities such as sexual intercourse require both partners to be present. But theres no reason to jeopardise your relationship by sticking around afterwards and talking to them.
Marketing manager Nikki Hollis said: My long-term partner Iain is an absolute anus, but by avoiding each other weve stayed together for 11 years.
We pretend we’ve been on holiday together by wanking on endlessly to friends about this amazing restaurant we found in Thessaloniki. Actually we just looked it up on the internet.