Report: 78% Of Marital Problems Now Caused By HGTV Home Renovation Shows

U.S.—A stunning new study just published by LifeWay Research found that up to 78% of all marital fights and problems come from watching home renovation shows on HGTV.

“Most fights used to be about things like finances or kids, but now settling in to watch other people do a great job renovating their homes while your own house is falling apart is the number one cause,” the study’s administrator, Dr. Wes Contrero told reporters Wednesday. “It seems that watching Chip and Joanna Gaines renovate a $20,000 fixer-upper into a gorgeous home has caused irreparable tension in millions of marriages across the country.”

Contrero further indicated that most of the marital fights observed during the study occurred as the wife began to passive-aggressively utter phrases like “that looks really easy” and “I bet you could do that this Saturday,” before searching online retailers to see how much shiplap costs.