Normally, we wouldn’t play a prank on a stranger at the gas station or someone we barely know. That’s because we only make fun of the people we love, trust, and confide in. The idea of a joke with the person you love should not be harsh, like an insult, but rather a way of showing affection in a spirited way.
By doing this, they can unlock a sense of mutual acceptance. We want to show you why playing together in a relationship is healthy and fun.
How Is Making Fun Of Each Other A Part Of A Healthy Relationship?
It May Reduce Stress
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “laughter is the best medicine,” and it sure is. Much research has been done on the correlation between laughter and stress – it can be as serene as meditation is for the body and mind.
There is less chance that you will argue with your partner and instead, you will be spending more time just appreciating each other.
It Builds A Better Bond
Surely you and your partner call each other affectionate nicknames, other funny nicknames, and share inside jokes that people outside of your relationship don’t understand.
That is what makes couples build a stronger bond because it is just their unique secret language.
When couples create their own secret language, they show mutual understanding and share a way of thinking, and this increases their positive experiences together, adding laughter and joy.
It Boosts Your Immune System
Making fun of each other leads to laughing together, and laughter strengthens the immune system, making it less vulnerable to colds. It can ease tension, connect with your partner, and help you release anger and anxiety during a fight.
The science behind laughter in a relationship is that it can “improve immune function by increasing cardiovascular activity,” so it’s time to tease your partner’s new hairstyle today!
It Leads To Greater Attraction
Couples tend to be more satisfied in their relationship and generate a stronger attraction when they make fun of each other. Playfully pointing out the other’s flaws can bring them closer together and increase your intimacy.
But it’s important to note that the way they tease each other is done in a similar way. How you handle being teased is important to how happy your relationship can be. Otherwise, if a person is afraid of being teased, it can lead them to mistrust their partner.
It Leads To Better Arguments
Every couple has arguments, it is inevitable and completely normal to some extent. Making fun of each other during an argument and adding a few laughs without being rude or malicious can lead to a better resolution of the argument.
For an anxious person during a fight, using inside jokes and making funny comments comforts them and, as a result, brings the couple together and leads to a happier outcome.
How often do you and your partner make fun of each other? Did it help you build a stronger bond?