Are You a Nag?

Men reveal how to get them to listen

If your wife is nagging you, she probably has something to tell you and you're not listening, so she's going to keep on telling you until you do. Don't feel bad about the listening part; I'll bet that you're not listening because she's not approaching you the right way. Sometimes, all that's required is a little tinkering with the communication process, and you'll find yourself in the honeymoon phase all over again.

The Wrong Way
One night, a man arrives home late from work, only to find his wife waiting for him at the entrance. Before he even has a chance to take his coat off, he's greeted with:

Giovanna: You're really crude. Why are you coming home so late? You're avoiding me again; you must be getting sick of talking to me.

Angelo: Don't raise your voice at me. There you go again, always complaining and jumping to conclusions.

Giovanna: Why are you acting like a brute? All I wanted to know is why you can't call to warn me ahead of time that you'll be missing dinner? You're such a hardheaded man.

Angelo: (Walks away) Oh leave me alone. I'm tired and I want to get some rest.

Giovanna: You are acting like such a child. Sure, that's right! Just walk out of the room! You know what your problem is? You can't take constructive criticism!

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