According to Kate Taylor, author of Domestic Sex Goddess, nags simply don’t get shags. So if you’re fed-up of trying to get your own way by shouting and arguing – change tactics!
We’re taking Kate’s advice and using these slightly sneaky, but very effective tricks to get our own way…
No.1 Make him feel like a man
If there are certain jobs you really want him to take over, like taking the bin out or mowing the lawn, make sure to refer to them as the ‘manly jobs’. Make sure he thinks he is using his masculinity to complete tasks that would be ‘impossible’ without him. It’s an ego boost for your partner and less hassle for you!
P.S. Feminism hasn’t just wound back twenty years, we all know we are perfectly capable of taking the bins out and mowing the lawn, but do you REALLY want to do these jobs in the first place?
No. 2 Look as if you’re about to do the job badly
If you’ve been asking him to paint the bathroom for weeks, go and grab a paint can! Nothing will spur him into action quicker than the idea that you’re about to do ‘his job’ badly. Choose the wrong paintbrush size, spill the paint on your clothes, anything to make you look like you have no idea what you’re doing. His ego will force him to step in and save you!
No. 3 Admiration is the key
Men tend to give a running commentary on every good thing they do – this is their way of seeking out praise from you as their ‘reward’ for doing something they didn’t want to do. Next time, instead of getting frustrated and telling him he should just do it and not expect his arse kissed, keep your mouth shut! Smile and make kind remarks to show him he’s valued – it will be better for you in the long-run.
No. 4 Compliment him publicly
Say things like ‘he did all the washing today’ and ‘he bought me the most gorgeous bouquet’ in front of his friends, your parents or your girlfriends when he’s in ear-shot. Everyone loves a bit of praise and it will make him strive to do more.
No. 5 Let him be in control
Don’t be a backseat driver. If he’s doing a job well but not to your standard don’t step in. No one wants to be made to feel like an idiot and trusting he can do a task alone is a sign of love. Remember, practise makes perfect!
What do you think?