Ikea's 'Relationship Saving Station' Is Here to Help Couples Stop Fighting Over Furniture
If you’re looking to test the limits of your relationship with your significant other, simply ask them to join you on a shopping trip to Ikea.
Seriously, the Swedish furniture giant is scientifically proven to be one of the most stress-inducing experiences of your life. As clinical psychologist Ramani Durvasula told The Wall Street Journal, the Ikea showroom “literally becomes a map of a relationship nightmare.”
But now Jeff Wysaski, a comedian known on social media as Obvious Plant, is hoping to save relationships from the inevitable meltdown in the middle of the kitchen section with an extremely helpful “Relationship Saving Station.”
"Ikea is notorious for being a stressful place for couples to shop," Wysaski told BuzzFeed. "This was a fun project to try and address that fact."
The station, which can only be found in the Burbank, California store, consists of five quick ways for couples to de-stress mid-shop.
There is a tiny horse, which people can yell at instead of yelling at their partner, a picture of an adorable puppy in a tea cup to soothe your mind, a milk carton hat because “nobody can argue while wearing these stupid milk hats,” a can of bubbles to blow your anger into, and a jar adorned with Elsa from “Frozen” where you can write your frustration down and “let it go.”
Wysaski said he’s unsure if the station is still up, but that "you'd be surprised how easy it is to get away with these — everyone is just lost in their own worlds."