Ways to achieve the results you want without nagging

Nagging is something that most men(and women?) in long-term relationships will aver has happened to them. The experience is also recorded in the Bible; where it is said that Delilah nagged Samson to death!

To death!

The guy was so tired of her incessant nagging that he decided to give her the secret to his great and reputed strength, something that would be the undoing of the great Jewish hero.

Closer to home there are unconfirmed rumours that Otile and Nabayet ‘s relationship ended after she nagged him.

We were unsuccessful in our attempts to reach him for comment.

Otile Brown together with Nabayet
Otile Brown together with Nabayet

What is nagging? According to the great Wikipedia, it is the repetitious behaviour in the form of pestering, hectoring, or otherwise continuously urging an individual to complete previously discussed requests or act on advice.

Ways in which someone can avoid nagging;

-No dissing from the sidelines when your partner does something in fashion that you don’t like.

-Don’t insist that a task be done on your schedule. If possible, show why something needs to be done by a certain time.

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-Remind your partner that it’s better to decline a task than to break a promise.

-Have clear assignments.

-If you need to voice a reminder, limit yourself to one word. Instead of barking out a whole phrase just remind with one word.

-Assign chores based on personal priorities.

-Do the chore that bothers you yourself.

-Could you pay for the tasks to be done affordably by someone else?

-Remind yourself that generally, nagging doesn’t work.

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