London: Although some women may gripe about their husbands being a nag, a new study says the reality is it`s the fair sex which spends 7,920 minutes a year nagging their hubbies about household work, drinking and their health.
And, this equals two-and-a-half hours of ear-bashing each week -- which totals 11 hours a month or five-and-a-half days a year, according to the study which is based on a survey
of 3,000 people carried out by health campaign group Everyman.
The survey concluded the most common subject women nagged their partners about was not helping to tidy the home.
Other complaints included not helping to wash dishes, drinking too much and not visiting the doctor to get checked out.
The majority of women were not ashamed about nagging, with 87 per cent admitting to giving their partner a hard time to get them to do something. While most men said they would never admit it, 83 per cent surveyed said they often thought their partner was right to nag them, the `Daily Mail` reported. Although nagging is often an unwelcome aspect of a relationship, the strategy appeared to be quite effective according to the results of the study.
Nearly half the men questioned said they "gave in" after an hour if their partner carried on with the topic while a further 21 per cent caved in after a couple of hours for the sake of having a "quiet life", the study found.