4 smart ways to handle a nagging partner

Often, we tend to be around a nagging partner for long. But finding the right trigger and good communication is the key to deal with it.
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A nagging partner can be hard to deal with, but it;s not impossible. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Sheetal Shaparia Published: 1 Jul 2022, 16:09 pm IST
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Being in a relationship is something we all desire for that companionship, but it is not an easy job. If you are in a relationship, it is important that you respect your partner’s wishes and give each other priority. When two people get together to make a life, it is the merger of two different, opposing, characters and personalities. Some accept their partner as they are, while others tend to find faults. Moreover, such people end up nagging their partners day and night. If you can relate to this, let us share some tips on how to deal with a nagging partner.

As women, most of us are brought up in a way that we try to turn into perfect beings for the sake of everyone. Therefore, nagging becomes a part of our growing up years. But finding a partner that nags us equally can be tiresome to live around. If you are frustrated and irritated because of nagging, what steps can you take to solve this problem? Let’s understand and fix those, and who knows, you can get your relationship back on track.

It’s best not to stay in a nagging relationship. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here are a 4 points that will help you deal with a nagging partner

1. Identify the reason behind the nagging

Nagging takes place when a person is dissatisfied with something. Go beyond their nagging to find out what it is they are genuinely irritated about and try to find a solution to that. Many times, we women can find nagging itself so tiresome that we never look beyond what’s being communicated to us.

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2. Be mindful of the way you respond

Nagging could be about the same thing or multiple things at a time. In such heated situations, we tend to respond more with anger or in a negative way, and end up saying words that we will regret. So, next time when you are stuck in a situation like this, remember to take a moment before you respond and try to calm down your mind. After all, a small nagging incident can turn into a big fight, damaging the relationship forever.

3. Listen, but only till you can

Women have multiple people in their life they have listened to since birth. Over time, it becomes a default setting to listen and politely respond to what others have to say. Nevertheless, when your partner nags at you constantly, it can be tough to be understanding and listen to it all of the time. In times like these, be an understanding partner, but also draw a boundary to the things you cannot take anymore. It’s best to address it and find real-time solutions to the problem instead of being nagged all the time.

4. Talk it out like adults

Understanding your partner’s nagging problems will help you build a deeper bond. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Let’s be real! You and your partner are adults and have a plateful of responsibilities. With constant nagging, you and your relationship will only turn weak with time. The things that can save your relationship from failing are good and timely communication. It has become common for most of us to express the frustration of our daily problems through nagging. So, take the time to sit and unwind with your partner to really understand what is going on with them and get to the root cause of the issue.

Most people nag because they feel they are not heard or their requests are not honored. We feel we are handling the situation best by walking away from the situation, but it creates more problems for us. It makes them feel more rejected and unappreciated. Therefore, knowing their triggers and being more understanding and having effective communication with your partner is the key to dealing with a nagging partner positively.

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Sheetal Shaparia is a Life Coach who helps people in terms of love, money, career, happiness and experience the peace of knowing the right path to travel in life. ...Read More

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