Another Way to Look at Nagging.

Nagging: repetitive inquiring/asking/reminding, with a tone of escalating irritability. Why, oh why, do we nag?!  It annoys the nag-ee. It actually even annoys the nagger! Plus, nagging doesn't work. Even if it elicits the desired results (i.e., the thing we're rattling on about actually gets accomplished), it's with a certain weary spitefulness. So why are we compelled to do it? And why is it so difficult to stop?...more

The benefits of nagging.

 Um. Let me see …1) You present your opinion on a given subject in a consistant way—just so the other person doesn't forget. That shows constancy and dedication.2) You emphasise your point of view—just so they don't think you've changed your mind. That shows good teaching and communication skills.3) You insist on your opinion being understood. That shows your strength of purpose....more

Don't Beat the Dead Horse!

Many women say, "I wouldn't have to ________ , if he would only ___________." As a justification of their nagging.Let me make it clear: There is no justification for your nagging. ...more

Nagging helps no one.

If you think that nagging is going to help you get your way, you’re wrong.What's really happening...more

Stop Nagging Me about my Smoking!!!

"Hello father, forgive me, it's been 5 months since my last confession and my daughter and I got into a heated discussion this morning as I was driving her to college and some piece of crap deliberately cut me off...My daughter told me that while she thought it was OK to honk at the moron it was not OK to flip him off...I disagree...I feel that you need to combine the two or it's not as effective...thoughts?" My daughter...did you just give up smoking?...more
@Cindyhuber Stop it, Cindy, now I want me some hot dog.   lol!   I will look for the Kosher ...more

Nag in the House

My husband started a new job in January. It's a good job and we're lucky, that's what I keep telling myself. But the hours are a pain in the ass. He works in the City from 10 until 7. You add the additional 4 hours of commute time everyday and that's a long day. Sorry brief interruption. My son just asked me what is sperm? He's 10. Then he asked me, "What time is it?" That's the fourth time he's asked me what time it is since 8:03. It's 8:10 now. ...more

Does Daddy Do It "Wrong"?

  I don't know about you, but I tell every about-to-be new mom something like "Congratulations! Find a good couples counselor now!" ...more

Dealing with Overly Demanding Mothers

Many mothers tell me, including my own, that I have no idea what I'm talking about because I have no children of my own. I am not married, and I have no idea who it feels to be a married-woman-with-children. ...more

Nagging Exposed!

I'm a nag. There, I said it. Acknowledging that you have a problem is the first step towards recovery. Now what the hell do I do? I'm a do-er. I make lists (no more than one a week) and take a small amount of joy in checking each To Do item off, one by one. Don't get me wrong, I can procrastinate with the rest of 'em, but when it comes down to shit that just needs to get done, I do it. ...more