Laughter in a relationship is as essential as water is to a human body.
A sense of humor is good for our mind, body, and soul. A recent article in Bustle.com discusses how laughter improves your relationship.
See if any of the following reminds you of your relationship:
- You and your mate are best friends. Being best friends with your mate means there are no pretenses between you. You aren’t trying to be someone you’re not because you know you are loved for all of your faults and virtues. When you feel accepted in this way, you can let your hair down and be able to laugh at anything.
- You and your mate don’t take yourselves too seriously. Acting goofy or outrageous and not caring what anyone else thinks can give you and your mate the giggles, at the very least, and gut-busting laughs, at the very most.
- You and your mate know when not to take things personally. You and your partner have the ability to take a light-hearted ribbing, knowing that there is no mean intent.
- You and your mate are not self-conscious around one another. You have to have some self-confidence to be able to laugh a lot. So much of laughter can be about silly mistakes in life. If we are always trying to be perfect and not mess up, you spend more time wanting validation for your worth than maximizing the fun when you eventually drop the ball.
- You and your mate have real experiences together. You and your partner don’t limit your experiences to only having dinner together. You do lots of different things in different environments, which give you a slew of real-life material about which to laugh. The more you and your mate experience as a couple, the more chances you have to yuck it up.
If you and your mate can’t check off what is on the above list, you’ll want to tuck this info away and occasionally use it as a frame of reference on how to bring laughter into your life and your relationship.