I stumbled upon this little gem the other day: The Nagging Effect: Better Health for Married Men.
The gist of it is, women are often caregivers and generally take better care of their health than their spouses, and thus encourage their husbands to take better care of themselves. At least, that’s how I read it.
I know this to be true. A few years ago (before Damon and I were married, actually) I noticed a skin anomaly on his forehead along his hairline. Being
paranoid health-conscious, I nagged urged him to get it checked out. It turned out to be basal cell carcinoma. Easily removed and treated, thankfully. All thanks to his loving and concerned significant other!
Moral of the story: Ladies, feel free to nag your husbands. Men, graciously accept such nagging. It’s for your own good. Your life could depend on it!
But let’s not call it “nagging” – such an ugly word.