Guilty :-( I've nagged my husband about this and that as he is super forgetful and this week just kept forgetting to get or do something that he said he would do. His nature is to be forgetful and I just need to accept this as it's not going to change. I just need to move past it and not nag. It's not a good part of me, I hate being a 'nagger'.
I think there is a "fine line" between nagging and not being heard.
Men in my humble experience, tend to think if we say what we feel or think, that we are nagging. Well, not all men obviously.
I have not nagged anyone this week, oh perhaps I have actually, come to think of it. I wanted my kids in another state to fill a form in for me and they don't have time, so I kept emailing them, and guess that is nagging, or is it, not being heard?
I have to be totally boring,and say NO!! I truly have NOT nagged,or BEEN nagged at all this week,unless we can count me telling my neighbour's little dog who has adopted me,to PLEEEEEASE be quiet when she insists on barking at everything that goes past the house once it is dark!!
Nagging is constantly harassing someone for something - too easy to fall in this frustrating trap if you have kids so its 1-2-3 Magic here for us. 1 - give instruction. 2 - repeat instruction again and remind there is a consequence on 3... and on 3 - "I see you chose to do / not do x and have decided to do y (the consequence). Off you go". When we first started this, you would have thought the kids were being murdered here - could hear them raging a block away. Now they know there is no getting out of it, we get compliance by 2. for the majority of the time. A win I daresay :)