How to Stop Being a Nag
Backstage after taping today's show, Dr. John Gottman, Co-Founder of The Gottman Institute, says the most important thing to remember when trying to stop a tendency to nag is to pick your battles.
"Take the things that are most important to you," says Gottman, "and state your need as a positive need -- not what you don't want, but what you really do want from your partner."
The nation's foremost researcher on marriage and relationships says to be sure to do it in a kind way and to really communicate to your partner how you feel respected and understood when listened to. He says it's important to share that you feel part of a team when heard, instead of feeling lonely from being ignored.
The goal is to have a responsive partner and more importantly, to choose your battles. This will help you to stop nagging. Don't make us tell you again.
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