Funny replies when you are called a nag

If you are married or you are a mother there is a pretty good chance that you have been called a nag more than once.

My friend will ask her 13-year-old to do a simple task like make his bed and he says all day, “I’ll do it later.” It’s funny how she wastes five minutes of her time asking him to do something that only takes a minute to do! Dealing with someone you have to remind to do every little thing for can drive you into a raving lunatic.

Yeah, we get that nobody wants to be told what to do. The thing is, we don’t want to have to do it for you, so do it the first time we ask!

Next time someone calls you a nag because they haven’t done what you asked them to do, smarten them up with one of our clever comebacks.

10 Best comebacks for being called a nag

1. My nagging is a sign that I care. My silence is a sign that I’m plotting your death.

2. I’m not a nag. I’m a motivational speaker.

3. You don’t like being nagged, then start doing what I asked you the FIRST time. Problem solved.

4. Behind every nagging woman… There is a man not doing what he is supposed to!

5. Nag is a word given to women who are being responsible by men who don’t want to be.

6. New rule from now on. I will remind you once out of politeness, but after that, it’s off my list and your responsibility. 

7. Nag is a very convenient insult to throw at someone when they remind you that you’re screwing up.

8. Calling a person a nag is really just an attempt to change the subject away from the fact that you are behaving like an inconsiderate slob.

 9. Do you really think that it’s fun to ask for something to be done over and over again? Honestly, I’ve got better things to do.

10. Do you really think it is helpful to call me names?


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Definition of a nag

The term “nag” is usually used to describe someone who continually complains, criticizes, puts down or lectures others repeatedly about trivial things. It can be someone lecturing you to clean up after yourself, doing your homework or fix things around the house.

A nag is usually reptile in nature bringing up the same issue time and time again, which causes others to get frustrated with them.

How to respond when you are called a nage

How to deal with people calling you a nag

When you a called a nag by others, take a moment to select on if there is any truth in what people are saying. Do you persistently asking someone to do something or repeat yourself over and over in a critical way?

You may have good intentions but could be using the wrong approach to get people to do what you want. When we want a person to take a certain course of action, we need to motivate the person in the right way.

Get some feedback from the people who are frustrated with your communication style, and find out what you can stop doing to improve your relationship. Sometimes how you interact just needs a few tweaks to have a more positive outcome.

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Jen felt hurt when her husband called her a nag

Jen’s heart sank as the words echoed in her mind. She had always prided herself on being a supportive partner, but hearing her husband call her a nag cut deep. It wasn’t the first time they had clashed over household chores and responsibilities, but this time it felt different.

She couldn’t shake off the hurt and frustration that had welled up inside her. As she retreated to the quiet of her thoughts, she couldn’t help but wonder if her efforts to keep their home running smoothly had gone unappreciated.

The sting of his words lingered, casting a shadow over their interactions. Jen found herself questioning her own actions, wondering if she had indeed crossed the line from helpfulness to nagging. She longed for a resolution, a way to bridge the gap that had seemingly widened between them.

Despite the hurt, she knew that open communication was key, and she resolved to have an honest conversation with her husband about how his words had affected her. Deep down, she hoped that they could find a way to understand each other’s perspectives and strengthen their bond.

The Role of counselling and self care

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When you are dealing with being called nag by others and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.

Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

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Got any comments, questions or tips for dealing with someone who calls you a nag? Share them in the comments below.

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  1. Some people call it nagging. I call it just do what I told you to do the first time.


  2. One comeback to the last comeback could be: ‘The same can be said for a cheating or absent man!’ 😉

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