No one likes a nag. I try to be careful not to become a nag to my husband and kids, but there are times when I think I still slip into that mode, no matter how hard I try! I think if you are aware of your nagging, then this is a giant leap in the right direction. If you truly want to make life more peaceful for your boyfriend, then take a look at the 7 ways to stop being a nagging girlfriend listed below. Let me know if you have any other ways that might work for others too.
7. Let Him do His Own Thing
You aren’t his mother, so don’t tell him what to do all the time. He’s a big boy and can think on his own. Why can’t he go out with his friends every now and then? You are both individuals. Try not to take your boyfriend’s individuality from him by telling him what he can and cannot do.
6. Compromise Once in a While
It might be fun to get what you want all the time, but it wouldn’t hurt you to give in now and then. Don’t keep harping on him to do the same thing over and over again. Just do it and tell him you’d like the same in return later on. This tactic does work on some boyfriends.
5. Think about What You Are Going to Say before if Flies out of Your Mouth
Maybe you don’t realize how much of a nag you really are. Think before you speak and play over what you are about to say. Does it sound like you are nagging? Are you asking something unreasonable of your man? You might be able to reword your sentence in such a way that it sounds more like a simple and pleasant request, rather than another bout of your nagging.
4. Don’t Assign the Blame to Your Boyfriend
It might be a good idea to find out what your boyfriend thinks about the job you assume he should be doing. It isn’t fair to blame him for slacking on doing the laundry when it started out as a job you used to do all the time. Why the sudden change? If you feel you are doing too much, then don’t nag your boyfriend about all the things he could be doing. Sit down and discuss ways to break up the chores so you can both get things done together.
3. Let Him Know How It Feels to Be Let down
If you’ve asked over and over and over again for your boyfriend to do something to help out and he still hasn’t pulled through, try giving him a taste of his own medicine instead of nagging. Ask a couple of times and if he doesn’t comply you can show him how it feels first hand to be let down. For instance, after you asked two times for your guy to help with the dishes, he still goes and watches the game on television. After a half an hour has passed he asks you to make some of your excellent hotwings because the guys are coming over to catch the rest of the game. You can politely decline making the hotwings by letting him know you really don’t have time since you had to finish doing things on your own that you had asked him to help you with.
2. Make Sure You Practice What You Preach
Your guy might have just as many reasons as you do to nag, but he doesn’t. Are you holding up your end of the relationship bargain or do you only expect your boyfriend to be held responsible for his actions? Make sure you are being fair in your requests.
1. Find a More Productive Form of Communication
After a person has been nagged at for an extended amount of time, they tend to ignore anything they think of as nagging. You will need to come up with a way to actually talk to your boyfriend about things, instead of being a nag. Make sure you both have the same idea about how the relationship is supposed to work.
I hope these 7 ways to stop being a nagging girlfriend are useful for you and your current relationship. What other ways can you think of to try to curb your nagging?
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