Meet the Marriage Killer. The truth about nagging. I was watching the new show, CBS This Morning, when this subject came on and it really took me by surprise. When I heard the “what’s coming up next” I knew I had to stay tuned in.
“It’s More Common Than Adultery and Potentially As Toxic, So Why Is It So Hard to Stop Nagging?”
I thought like many of you must have that this sounds impossible. But it’s not the severity of the act it’s that it’s done all the time and by way more people. I think we all know people who nag. I also think when “nagging” is mentioned, we automatically think of women but I know men and woman who equally nag.
Paul and I were talking last night and we both came to the conclusion that neither of us really nag. He always wants me to “remind” him of things I want him to do but I don’t because to me that’s nagging and if I really want the garbage out and I’ve asked him once, I just take it out myself
and pout. It’s not that big of a deal. I grew up with a nagging parent who got like a dog with a bone and didn’t know how to “pick battles” and I swore I’d never be a nag.
There are so many different ways to nag. There’s nagging on the phone. The “what are you doing?” “When are you coming home?” That kind of thing. I have a very close friend who does this and drives her family nuts. Then you have the person who just repeats things over and over and over and over. I think that would about drive me around the bend. Check out this poor guy.
Paul doesn’t really nag me either. I’m not sure if we’ve always been this way or not and we couldn’t determine if we thought nagging was learned behavior or genetic. What’s nagging to you? What do you hate to be nagged about? Do you nag in any way? Do you want to stop or are you a happy nag?
I also told Paul we wouldn’t nag if they listened the first time we told them to do something!