If you’re a man, you think the answer to this question is to make your life miserable.
If you’re a woman, you know the answer is because the man didn’t do what you asked the first time, or the second, or the third so you are forced to keep reminding him until the task is done. This may even go on for years, in which case your guy really doesn’t get it. Time to literally start spelling things out. Post-its to the face are the next best thing.
It’s that simple. Nagging would be a thing of the past if anything was completed after being asked once. But not everyone is that efficient. And women know that.
This isn’t to say that women are the sole nagger in any relationship because nagging is a non-gender specific behavior…just to make that clear. If you ever repeatedly ask someone to do something then technically you’re “nagging”.
For women or overly controlling men: Only a certain amount of nagging is acceptable. Choose your battles, people. Some things won’t change, it’s up to you to decide which can. And if they can’t, really debate if you can live with that for the rest of your life. Marriage is forever. Unless you get divorced. But I’m assuming you’re not thinking about that at the altar.
So next time you go whining about getting nagged, how about you listen to what is being said.
Listening is key.
Listening and cooperating. Both are key elements in a healthy relationship. And once I’m in a relationship…my boyfriend better have read this…so we can be healthy too.