Do You Nag?

As common as nagging may be, turns out it’s still harmful to your relationship. In fact, a survey by 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?



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Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago


Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson2 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.

Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith2 years ago

Mari, I totally agree with that sentiment.

Maja Fresk-Wulf
Maja fresk2 years ago

Thanks ...

Jennifer U.
Jennifer A.2 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.

Vincenzo Correale

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

Scott haakon
Scott haakon2 years ago

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

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago

I hate it! Why not talk to eachother normalyThat would be nice:-)

Catherine S.
Catherine S.3 years ago

It is difficult sometimes. The husband says he'll do x by y date. He doesn't do it and doesn't do it. Do I nag or let it go? Sometimes he'll eventually do it. Sometimes I'll do it for him, but that might make me feel resentful. Then it becomes an issue, not over the original chore "x", but over why he didn't do what he said.