No one likes to be nagged by their spouse but new research has linked the marital habit to death.
Those who are subject to frequent nagging were found more likely to die, and men are most at risk.
A study by the University of Copenhagen has found middle-aged men and women who are put under constant stress by their partner or children have a 50 to 100 per cent increased mortality risk.
Scientists at the university studied the social relationships of almost 10,000 men and women aged between 36 and 52 years. Four per cent of women and six per cent of men died after 11 years.
Those men and women in the study who were put under constant pressure by family and friends died from heart disease, liver disease, suicides and accidents. But almost half of these deaths were from cancer.
Men were found more at risk than women as the sex is less likely to share their problems with those close to them.