Claims that men are being ‘nagged to death’ inflated

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Claims that men are being ‘nagged to death’ inflated
“Nagging could drive men to an early grave, study suggests,” The Independent reports. A Danish study found that both sexes were adversely affected by constant nagging, but men seemed to be more vulnerable.

A cohort study was conducted with the aim of evaluating the association between stressful social relations and death from any cause.

What the papers labelled as “nagging” was defined by the researchers as (to paraphrase slightly) “people demanding too much of you, seriously worrying you or being a source of conflict”.

Much of the reporting failed to make clear that the researchers did not just study social relationships between partners, but also children, other family members, friends and neighbours.

It found that frequent demands or worries from partners and children increased the risk of death during an 11-year follow-up period, as can conflict with your partner, other family members, friends and neighbours.

As this was a cohort study, there could be other factors (confounders) responsible for the link seen. For example, they corrected for underlying diseases (by measuring hospitalisations), but it is possible that the adjustment may not have fully accounted for any underlying illnesses or risk factors for death.

If you find relationships with your partner (or anyone else) a source of tension and conflict, you may benefit from talking therapy.

Nagging or verbal abuse?

All couples argue from time to time, and most of us nag loved ones when we are feeling annoyed or tired.

But if you find yourself being the target of sustained and unpleasant language that is designed to intimidate, humiliate and undermine your self-esteem, then this may amount to verbal abuse.

(Source NHS Choices)

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