A sense of humor is a common characteristic people look for in a partner. But the object of your affection shouldn’t just make you laugh to woo you. Laughter has big benefits for your health and well-being but it’s also a significant factor in a relationship. Couples who laugh together have a stronger bond, and are able to more easily overcome conflicts and stresses in their relationship. Here’s why you should laugh together so your relationship will thrive and survive.
1 Happier You = Happier Couple
When thinking about how laughter benefits your relationship, you only need to think about how much better it makes you feel personally. If a good laughter session makes you feel better, then that attitude is going to permeate through to your partner in many different ways, from your being nicer to him to letting the small stuff slide because you are in such a good mood. And if you can have these laughter sessions together? Well then nothing will be able to burst your couple bubble!
2 Therapy for Your Emotions
You should not underestimate just how much good a small amount of laughter can do for your emotions if you have had a bad day at work. Being able to come home and have a genuinely fun time with your partner will allow your brain to experience some much needed calm and pleasure. Think of it as a well deserved therapy session for your emotions. It’s no surprise that couples who can’t laugh together don’t last, as you need that balance between professional and personal life to make you feel good.
3 Keeps the Spark
After the initial honeymoon period of getting together wears off, the one thing that should remain strong is how much fun and laughter you experience together. You might get used to each other’s bodies and each other’s daily habits and routines, but being able to tell a fresh and funny joke or just be silly together can help to keep the spark alive years in to a relationship.
4 Better Communication
If you feel like you cannot have a good laugh and a joke with your partner, then there could be a larger communication problem at the root of it. Couples who can share jokes and be silly together have fewer boundaries with one another, and the fewer boundaries you have, the more likely it is that you are going to be able to communicate more effectively with one another.
5 Stress Relief
Having a partner who is able to make you laugh, really truly laugh, is the perfect form of stress relief. Nobody wants to come home from a stressful day at work to an environment where they don’t feel like they can have any fun, and it’s for this precise reason that the couples who can laugh together stay together for longer.
6 Better Sex Life!
Let’s face it, sex can be awkward and silly and funny, and being in a relationship where all of that is embraced can only make your sex life better! Being with somebody who takes sex really seriously can be a major buzz kill. We all have embarrassing sex stories to tell, and that comes from being able to have fun and a laugh in the bedroom!
7 Inside Jokes Are Great
How great does it feel when you and your SO have a bunch of inside jokes that only the two of you know about? Being able to share an inside joke with a person automatically brings you much closer to them and gives you a fun little secret to hold on to. Inside jokes also keep an element of mischief in the relationship with can be really fun.
8 Stronger Connection
Not only does it make you a stronger couple, but remembering to laugh with your partner ensures a stronger and more secure friendship as well as relationship. It will strengthen it, for sure! This is simply because when you're laughing together you're making a super strong connection with the other person.
9 Resolve Conflicts
Couples who laugh together are more likely to feel connected to one another, and therefore are able to resolve any conflict that arises in their relationships quickly and efficiently. They will be the first to turn to their partner and ensure they find a way through the source of conflict together, as after all, relationships are about working as a team to overcome obstacles.
10 Stand by Each Other
With a stronger bond (from having the ability to laugh with one another) and connection to your partner comes a strong desire to stand by their side in the long run. You will no longer want to run away when the going gets tough, but instead stay firmly rooted in your relationship as you stand by them throughout time!
When you think about it, do you have enough laughter in your relationship?
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