I have taught dating and relationship courses to 100’s of men and women and one of the main things the men I work with complain about is that their girlfriends and partners tend to “nag”. Not only do they complain about it but a lot of them have said that it was the reason why they left a relationship or cheated.
A divorce can be as unexpected as that iceberg was to the Titanic, but if you know what danger signs to watch for, you can efficiently steer your love boat back on course.
Bottom line: There are two different ways to listen to our partner – problem-solving listening and empathic listening. Oftentimes we get into conflict because we are not using the type of listening that is needed or expected by our partner, which can result in hurt feelings on both sides. By learning how to utilize both types listening and when to use which type of listening and why, you and your partner will be better able to understand and support each other.
Sometimes bad body language or our actions can be just as detrimental as outright complaining. Discover the sneaky ways you're actually nagging... and learn how to let go of them with these effective communication tips!
In honor of YourTango's Nag Free Week, we're offering relationship expert advice with a couple who knows a thing or two about good communication. Join us on Friday, November 15th, 2013 for a Facebook chat about getting to the heart of the matter — and in your own personal style.
Take out the garbage—it stinks! How many times do I have to ask you to put the toilet seat down? Please clean the glasses in the sink before you use a new one. Yes, even if you're polite about it, the fact remains: You're nagging. Again. And trust us, it's taking a toll on your relationship. That's why we're devoting the next seven to nag-free communication. That's right, it's Nag-Free Week, and we invite all of our attached readers to improve their relationships by nixing the nagging completely and communicating in a healthy way for an entire week (and hopefully beyond).
Everyone gets angry from time to time, but to keep your relationships healthy you need to figure out what your anger is telling you, and then communicate it the best way you can. Our personal development coach helps you figure out the steps.
Effective communication does not involve devaluing the ones you love, but sometimes we get stuck in the destructive zone of relationships. Check out the 3 "D's" to avoid to start having meaningful discussions.
Best friends are awesome: they make you laugh, provide a shoulder to cry on, and give the best dating advice. But did you know that you can also learn a lot about how to be a good partner by being a good friend? This relationship expert explains.
Challenge the myth and change your beliefs about having a fulfilling sex life after age 50. Passion and romance are not reserved for the young and getting that spark back into your long, loving relationship can and should be desired to be done. It's as simple as starting a dialogue with your partner!
My new book, Date Night Conversations: Recapture the Magic with Great Couple’s Communication Tools is now published. The following is an excerpt with a sample exercise to help you remember what is already good about your relationship.
Learn how to parent your tween or teen child. This expert parenting advice will teach you when to listen, what to say, and how to get closer to your teen.