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    I m looking for idioms which has the meaning of no matter how close your relationship with the person, as long as you stay together with that person, there'll be times you are quarrelingwith that person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I m looking for idioms which has the meaning of no matter how close your relationship with the person, as long as you stay together with that person, there'll be times you are quarreling with that person.
    Your request is hard to read but perhaps this is what you are looking for

    Cabin fever - the negative feeling that develops between two people forced to live together in a remote location.

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    It's not always smooth sailing.
    You'll aways have your ups and downs.

    (By the way, that's not my understanding of cabin fever.)

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    [quote=Barb_D;213466]It's not always smooth sailing.
    You'll aways have your ups and downs.

    (By the way, that's not my understanding of cabin fever.)[/quote

    How do you define it then????

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    When you are confined in one space for a while and you are feeling the urge to be out in the open, to run around outside, etc. You are bored and restless.

    I don't have ANY association of building negative feelings towards the people you are confined with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    When you are confined in one space for a while and you are feeling the urge to be out in the open, to run around outside, etc. You are bored and restless.

    I don't have ANY association of building negative feelings towards the people you are confined with.
    Cabin fever is more than just being bored and restless. I think the term originates from mountain man fur trading days of the 1800's. Two trappers would be isolated from civilization for many months at a time. They would get on eachother's nerves to the point that one would murder the other.

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    As you wish. The modern use is quite a bit broader. If you want to use it as a metaphor for two people "stuck inside" a marriage, who am I to stop you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    As you wish. The modern use is quite a bit broader. If you want to use it as a metaphor for two people "stuck inside" a marriage, who am I to stop you?
    Such murders have been known to happen.

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