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The Daily Mail: Wives Nag Husbands More Than 5 Full Days a Year

Only five days? That's all?

Wives spend 7,920 minutes a year nagging their husbands about household chores, their drinking and their health.

This equals two-and-a-half hours of earbashing each week - which totals 11 hours a month or five-and-a-half days a year.

A study of more than 3,000 people carried out by health campaign group Everyman concluded the most common subject women nagged their partners about was not helping to tidy the home.


I read it in The Daily Mail, so it must be true.

Link via Jammie Wearing Fool | Photo: Alamy | Previously: Psychologists Found Out That Nagging Doesn't Work (Duh!)

Really? Women spend an entire 20 minutes a day "nagging"?

And how many days a year do women spend doing the household chores than men?

Married men live much longer than single men, so maybe being nagged about their health could be saving their lives.
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I just walked outside, opened up my tent, and grabbed my two marriage books due to this post. And rummaged through them both disparately looking for a quote that I read that directly relates to this.
And I finally found it.
From "What No One Tells the Bride" by Mary Stark:

"We wink at one another and say, 'This is just the way it has always been' rather than stirring up the status quo, asking our husbands to do more, making ourselves do less, or believing our marriages are strong enough to withstand these tests. How we detest the idea of becoming a 'nag.' In the surveys I gathered, I asked brides if there was anything they said they would never do that they had already done in their new marriages, and the most common answer was 'nag my husband.' But what is nagging really? Unless you are pinching your nose and whining nasally 'Honey, this is the third time this week I've had to pick up your underwear,' nagging is, simply, demanding help. And when a man demands help, no one calls it nagging." pg 148
And I'd have to strongly agree. Unless a husband is already falling over backwards helping out and you are still whining, this nagging thing is just an excuse to put down when women expect help instead of having to do it all themselves.
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All i can say is nothing in a book is going to save your marriage if you both cannot agree on certain terms. So treat each other with respect and how you would like to be treated.
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