Yesterday there was a really interesting article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Meet The Marriage Killer.” What’s this killer, you ask? It’s not money problems or infidelity…. surprise, it’s actually nagging!
Nagging – defined as an interaction where one person repeatedly makes a request the another person who then repeatedly ignores the request and becomes annoyed – is something that just about every couple will struggle with and is more dangerous to the health of a relationship than most people actually think.
Extremely organized, obsessive or anxious people are the most likely to nag their partners. On the flip side, extremely laid back people or those who could be deemed lazy are the most likely to inspire nagging behavior in someone else. Not suprisingly, women are more likely to nag predominantly because they are conditioned to feel more responsible for maintaining home and family. And, men can sometimes be to blame because…
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