A Ukrainian couple who grew tired of arguing are trying to mend their on-off relationship by handcuffing themselves together for 3 months and documenting their experiences on social media. Online car salesman Alexandr Kudlay, 33 and beautician Viktoria Pustovitova, 28, began what they call their “experiment” on Valentine’s Day and have since gained thousands of followers on Instagram.
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“In terms of physical comfort, with every day passing, we are getting used to it more and more. It gets easier,” Kudlay said. Pustovitova refused the idea at first, but eventually changed her mind. For nearly a month now, neither has had any personal space and they do everything together, from grocery shopping to cigarette breaks. As for their relationship, “some tension has come up,” but the couple say they have found new ways of dealing with it. Public response has been a mix of praise, skepticism and curiosity.