How To Manage A Nagging Husband


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Nagging is a very irritating habit where a person goes on and on about a particular issue without giving themselves or others any rest. If you have a nagging wife or husband then you know exactly what I am talking about without any explanation. It is normal to feel that marriage problems arising out of nagging are minor but you are grossly mistaken. This is a very serious issue and I will list below some ways you can manage a nagging partner.

1. PUTTING YOUR PARTNERS COMMENT IN PERSPECTIVE:

Instead of having your usual reaction to what your partner has said or done, Ask yourself if you absolutely know it's true that your partner meant that you are somehow doing it wrong, are bad, incapable or whatever it is you think he or she was saying. Ask yourself if it's possible that your partner did not mean anything negative or critical with the comment. If you are confused about what your partner meant, ask him for more information so you can understand properly.

 

2. LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR PARTNER IS SAYING:

When you really listen to the need that's being expressed and that may be hidden in nagging or criticism, you can speak to that need and not to the criticism. For example, your partner might seem to constantly nag you about helping out around the house and says things like, "It's up to me to keep this place clean because of you never help. You could really listen to his need for not only a cleaner house but also help in keeping things picked up and tidy and act on it

3. STAY NEUTRAL AND CALM:

I would try to stay neutral and calm, don’t blow up or act irrationally as a result of his nagging. Talking with him about the situation would be a good start. Maybe he doesn’t realize he is nagging, or perhaps he is because he feels you are disrespecting him, etc. Talking could help you get to the root of the problem and hopefully work on solving it.

 

4. SET HEALTHY BOUNDARIES AND ENFORCE THEM:
 
Boundaries are basically things other people might do to you that you will not tolerate. say things like “Do not raise your voice at me”. These are examples of boundaries that you enforce on people you interact with. Thereby you train other people on how to treat you. 

 

 


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