Do You Nag?

As common as nagging may be, turns out it’s still harmful to your relationship. In fact, a survey by YourTango.com found that 60% of male and 44% of female survey respondents consider nagging a problem in their relationship—enough for it to lead to less frequent and less satisfying sex. The really troubling news? A mere 15% of respondents say they’re good at resolving conflicts as a couple. Uh-oh.

 

The top subjects of nagging?

1. Needing more attention from partner

2. Asking partner to help with housework

3. Asking partner to pick up after themselves

 

Interestingly, men and women say they have different reasons for nagging. Men say that it’s just habit, while women nag to vent frustration. And married women in particular say nagging is effective—that their partner only does something when asked multiple times. But good news, guys: women get tired of it eventually, in a couple of decades. The survey found that 42% of women age 18-34 give their partner a gentle reminder the day after they first asked them to do something. But by the time they reach the 45+ demographic, only 30% of women give a reminder, opting instead to “be annoyed” and complete the task themselves.

 

What do YOU nag about? Do you think it’s a problem in your relationship?

 

 

66 comments

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R10 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R10 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Elena T.
Elena P4 years ago

Thank you :)

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Aud Nordby
Aud n4 years ago

ty

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Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson4 years ago

Nagging can be helpful sometimes, but eventually one needs to re evaluate the relationship, if the same topic keeps coming up, and the partner simply does not want to put equal time and effort into ALL aspects of the relationship, one needs to consider moving on to someone who is more willing to do their part.

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Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith4 years ago

Mari, I totally agree with that sentiment.

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Maja Fresk-Wulf
Maja fresk4 years ago

Thanks ...

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Jennifer U.
Jennifer A4 years ago

I don't nag and neither does my boyfriend. We respect each others decisions and independence and we also allow each other to make mistakes instead of nagging each other which is frankly very irritating.

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Vincenzo Correale
Yumana Yunes4 years ago

I've never nagged, have been hammered with nagging in the past. It's irritating, to say the least.

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Scott haakon
Scott haakon4 years ago

If you want something done, do it yourself! Trying to control another person is abuse.

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