You know people say that the best of the relationships is when the partners are the best of friends. Being romantic is great, but when the honeymoon phase fades off it is very important to still have a strong bond and affection for each other. The best way to do so is to be best friends of each other.
One of the things that you can do with your partner when you are friends with them is to make fun of each other and apparently, this apart from sparking fun in the relationship also makes your relationship stronger.
As many studies have proven and many experts have quoted that it is a very important aspect of a relationship to have a good laugh with your partner. As it has been observed that the partners who laugh with each other very frequently are stronger and have a longer relationship.
Furthermore, recent studies conducted on relationships have proven that even making fun of your partner could make the relationship stronger. However, this should not be mistaken for rude commentary on your partner which is bad taste which rubs them off in the wrong way. By making fun of your partner, we mean a joke or a line which make him/her also laugh and will ultimately create a positive environment.
While experts highly recommend poking fun at each other as a great tool to cement your relationship, they also warn against not making it turn ugly which it easily could. They a thin line between making fun of someone and humiliating someone, one should understand the difference between both and act accordingly.
You definitely need to set boundaries and off-limits when it comes to making fun of your partner. There must be few topics or issues which your partner might be very sensitive about and might take offense in if you would make fun of those things. Hence, it is important to discuss it with your partners and set boundaries on a few topics that you will not analyze or make fun of.
Your humor should stay positive and only titillate laughs and not offend your partner. Try to keep the humor light and about unimportant small things. For example, teasing your partner about a horrible dress she bought recently or engaging in humor when he is being late and keeping your waiting.
A researcher from the University of Kansas Jeffrey Hall has done many studies on relationships over a course of thirty years. He had this to say “People say they want a sense of humor in a mate, but that’s a broad concept. That people think you are funny or you can make a joke out of anything is not strongly related to relationship satisfaction.”What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humor that couples create together.”
Hence, it is very essential to keep laughing together and focus on “together” here to build a happy and strong relationship. Don’t forget to make fun of your partner today.