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Making-up holidays 'rarely succeed'

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Only one in five people who have gone on a holiday to rescue a failing relationship have succeeded, a new poll found.

According to a survey by Sheilas' Wheels, nearly 21% of people have gone on a holiday to patch up their relationship, but 41% of these admitted to having broken up with a partner during the trip.

While most relationships failed due to existing problems, 12% said the main reason for the break up was "alcohol-fuelled arguments".

The major reason for on-holiday arguments was partners wanting to do different things, while bad weather, overspending and irritating habits also led to conflicts.

The survey also found that 11% of those who broke up during the holiday spent the rest of the trip alone, while 39% remained with their partner for the duration.

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