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Study: Nagging Kills!
Pajamas Media ^ | 05/10/2014 | Dr. Helen Smith

Posted on 05/10/2014 10:43:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

I saw this headline at Drudge and immediately went over to check titled “Study: Nagging By A Spouse Could Shorten Your Life”:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It is a part of marriage that everyone loathes – the occasional or, in some cases, constant nagging between spouses.

And as CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported Friday, word has now come that nagging is not only annoying, but can even be life-threatening.

Ask any married guy on the planet and he’ll tell you, as one man told CBS 2, nagging is “not pleasant.”

But now a new study suggests husbands of nagging wives can actually be nagged to death.

Danish researchers from the University of Copenhagen said having a nagging partner can significantly shorten one’s life, and could result in three extra deaths per 100 people per year.

The study also said people nagged by their spouses are more likely to get heart disease and cancer.

“Sounds about right,” said Stephanie Cellitti. “I nag him a lot.”

The study also says men in particular are at risk.

I truly believe this, having counseled and talked to many men over the years who have been nagged and harassed by their spouse, some to the point of severe depression and heart disease. I can always tell if a man’s relationship is going poorly by how many times a wife or girlfriend calls him on the phone to tell him to do something or ask where he is. Naturally, if a man does this to a woman, it is abuse. Society doesn’t care if a woman nags and hassles a guy 24/7. Even the unempathetic women in the article mentioned that they weren’t going to stop. So, it’s up to men to protect themselves, at least until changes can be made, if ever.

My advice for those men not already married wondering if she would make a good wife? If she calls or texts multiple times a day to ask you to do something or asks what you are doing, she is probably going to continue this negative behavior. Take this as a sign that something many be wrong with the relationship and do not get too involved. It is not worth your health and certainly not your life.

What are other forms of nagging that you have witnessed that you feel are negative influences on men’s health?



TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: nagging; nags
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1 posted on 05/10/2014 10:43:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I used to love her but I had to kill her
I used to love her, oh yeah but I had to kill her
I had to put her six feet under
And I can still hear her complain


2 posted on 05/10/2014 10:46:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
Ladies, nagging is unnecessary. If a man says he'll do something, then he WILL do it.

There's no need to remind him every six months about it!

3 posted on 05/10/2014 10:47:08 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: dfwgator

Heh...


4 posted on 05/10/2014 10:47:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Men have a shorter life expectancy than women. Coincidence? I think not.


5 posted on 05/10/2014 10:53:34 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think the operative phrase is “Yes, Dear.”


6 posted on 05/10/2014 10:54:21 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: SeekAndFind

So if she is nagging me about getting more life insurance, does that show premeditation?


7 posted on 05/10/2014 10:55:35 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do Men die before their Wives?
Because they want to.

/Drum riff....


8 posted on 05/10/2014 10:57:49 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: SeekAndFind

Nah, it’s that passive-aggressive guys make a point of not doing anything they’ve specifically been asked to do. All that negative effort and emotion makes them croak early. That they have a nagging wife is correlated with that, but as another effect of their behavior—not the cause of their demise.


9 posted on 05/10/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind
Mark Twain claimed he had a severely nagged uncle who had gone deaf years ago. However he could still hear the word whiskey whispered three rooms away with the doors shut.
10 posted on 05/10/2014 11:04:26 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: 9YearLurker
passive-aggressive guys make a point of not doing
anything they’ve specifically been asked to do.

In 33 years of marriage I've used command voice
maybe 5 times, and they were all emergencies.

Wife can use command voice 5 times in an hour.

Since when is sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander...

I'm surrounded by examples of being told what to do.
It is RARE for me to tell her what to do...

What gives with this?

11 posted on 05/10/2014 11:09:52 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: SeekAndFind

Reminds me of a joke my husband once told me. A man went to the doctor after experiencing severe anxiety. The doctor asked, “Is your wife a big nagger?” He replied, “No, she’s just a itty bitty white woman.”

Bad taste, I know. But I miss him so much. He was the nag in my family. I’d give anything to hear him nag me again.


13 posted on 05/10/2014 11:14:50 AM PDT by sueQ
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably dying is the only way they can get any peace.


14 posted on 05/10/2014 11:17:26 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: USNBandit

LOL! you too eh?


15 posted on 05/10/2014 11:18:55 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: HangnJudge

Not following biblical principles eh. The bible teaches men to be the head of their households and wives obey their husbands. Of course husbands are supposed to love their wives as Christ himself loves the church.

It’s a tall order, and somewhere along the line, everything went awry.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 11:20:52 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: sauropod

“I think the operative phrase is “Yes, Dear.” “

About 20 years ago I came up with the idea for a
“Yes Dear Box”. The guy carries it in his pocket, and whenever necessary pulls it out and presses the button, which
causes the Box to announce “Yes Dear”. Saves wear and tear on the vocal cords.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 11:21:37 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: sueQ

Sorry to hear about that loss, the joke was funny.

I trust you’re both saved, in which case you’ll hear it again heh.


18 posted on 05/10/2014 11:22:06 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: SeekAndFind

A buddy and I used to trade one-up stories with each other about some of our bad marriages.

I told him about the time I tried to run through the house to escape the nagging and my wife ran after me. You could run a circle through the house, and eventually I started pulling over chairs after me to form obstacles like kids do when they chase each other through the house.

My buddy said that was nothing. He got in his car to drive away from the nagging one time and his wife threw herself down on the driveway behind the car so he couldn’t leave.

I allowed as how his story did in fact beat mine.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 11:26:03 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Bulwyf

Thanks, sweetie. Yes we are both believers in Jesus Christ.


20 posted on 05/10/2014 11:26:41 AM PDT by sueQ
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