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.
HOW TO STOP NAGGING
We've polled 20 dudes to see which Annoying Girlfriend Behaviors (AGBs) they're willing to put up with, and which ones are pushing them to the brink of insanity.
Relationship experts Lisa Shield and Lisa Kaplin offer some invaluable: stop nagging! With personal experiences to prove why nagging is detrimental to any relationship, Shield and Kaplin dig deep into why we do it — and how we can (and should) stop nagging our spouses.
We talked to YourTango expert and family coach Tara Kennedy-Kline about why the holiday season is prime nag-time — and what you can do to stop it.
Nagging isn't just a "girl thing"... guys have got some serious complaints, too. Marriage educator Dr. Karen Sherman shares the top 3 things that rattle men's cages. Are you guilty of any of them?
Do you feel like you're always asking your husband to do the same things over and over again? Honey, did you remember to pick up the dry cleaning? Honey, don't forget to put down the toilet seat! If this sounds familiar, you might want to consider a more effective — and less annoying — way to get what you want.
Studies show that a lack of communication is the number one reason couples break up or get divorced. Nagging is a major culprit — relentless reminders, suggestions and advice on how, when and why we should do things. But what are some of the other bad communication habits that erode away at couples?
Are all long-term relationships destined to fall into a battle of nagger vs. naggee?
If you're reading this, it's likely that you may have—at one point or another—experienced nagging in your relationship. Hey, believe us, you're not alone. Welcome to Nag-Free Week, a seven-day event encouraging readers to join together to stop nagging and start communicating more effectively.
A new YourTango survey reveals the pervasiveness and the erosive nature of one of couples' worst habits: nagging.
Let's face it: no one wants to admit that he or she might have less-than-stellar communication techniques. And nagging is a type of behavior that's much easier for naggees to identify than for naggers. We've pulled together some great tips for cutting back on nagging, and also ideas for ways you can ask for what you want in a way that's more likely to get a positive response.