It's one thing to ask fighting couples to cooperate on assembling semi-disposable flat-pack furniture from a bullying, tax-dodging mega-corp, but the bedrawered, empanelled Liatorp is a bridge too far.
"In the kitchen area one person will pick up a pan and the other will say 'You never cook anything anyway so why would we need that?'," she said. "Everything's so clean and that's also a big source of tension. You get people looking at towels and saying 'You never clean up.'"
As part of the therapy process, Durvasula sometimes asks that her couples assemble a big piece of furniture at their home, then come back and tell her how it went. She notes that while some items are relatively easy, something like the Liatorp—with its many drawers and glass panels—she calls "The Divorcemaker."
Santa Monica Therapist Uses IKEA Assembly In Couples Therapy [Juliet Bennett Rylah/Laist]
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