How often has your husband or boyfriend joked that you're just killing him with the incessant nagging, the over-the-top demands, and the innumerable requests? Sorry to break it to you, but he might be on to something. New research suggests that being nagged can lead to a speedier death - especially among men. Unfortunately, that's not the only way you could be (secretly) killing your man:
“Was it something I said?!” How many times have you noticed a sudden chill in your partner’s mood and wondered if you unintentionally upset or offended him? How often are you left utterly confused about why she’s turned her back to you in bed?
The excitement of meeting someone new brings out the best in all of us, and the journey ahead feels like an open road full of possibility. But when the relationship begins to feel stale, how do you deal? Many couples resort to poor communication and nagging, but who wants that? Here's some real-life marriage advice you'll actually use.
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.
If the Olympic games offered nagging as a competitive sport, my mother would take the gold, silver and bronze. I never wanted to be like my mother, and I consciously chose to be as un-nag-like as possible in all my relationships. And when I got married, I let a lot of things happen that I didn't necessarily want to happen, simply because I was too afraid to speak up. I have learned the hard way that marriage is all about communication and without it, well, it's just a matter of time before someone asks for a divorce...if they can get up the nerve to actually ask for one.
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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).
As a relationship coach who works primarily with some very successful women, there’s one big mistake I see women make over and over again in their relationships with men. I know for a fact that this problem sabotages – and kills – millions of potential relationships before they ever get off the ground – and I also know it’s 100% preventable. Here’s the problem:
At this time last year, I made a very ambitious decision for 2012: I vowed not to change a thing. Seven months into motherhood, and inspired by an article that suggested readers resist the mad dash to "New Year, New You" themselves, I decided to be content with who I was. How did it work out? Keep reading.
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.