Have you noticed that we don't typically nag the most obvious people in our lives, like our annoying co-workers or irritating neighbors? Rather, we save our nagging for those closest to us ... but why?
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.
After our daughter was born, I realized I needed to give up some control in order to quit nagging my husband. I could no longer micro-manage trash day, toilet scrubbing and the proper placement of towels after a shower. I needed to begin to trust that even without my seemingly gentle reminders, things would get done.