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Work on Your Sense of Humour to Have a Long-Lasting Relationship With Your Partner
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Work on Your Sense of Humour to Have a Long-Lasting Relationship With Your Partner

The best way to become the centre of attention anywhere is by cracking some incredible jokes. More importantly, humour binds people and thus plays a vital role in any relationship, particularly romantic relationships. Laughter releases endorphins, which makes you feel good about yourself and the other person.
Studies suggest that couples who make each other laugh experience more satisfying long-term relationships. In a recent study, Professor Jeffrey Hall, a communications studies researcher at the University of Kansas, surveyed the findings of 39 studies of over 15,000 participants to analyze the importance of humour in relationships. "The fact that people think you're funny or that you can make a joke out of anything is not strongly related to how satisfied you or your partner will be in a relationship. What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction however, is the humour couples create together," he says.

Playfulness between partners is crucial to building a lasting relationship, says Hall, because it creates bonds and establishes security. So if you want to guess which couples will last the longest, look out for the ones who are laughing together. If you share a sense of what's funny, it affirms you and affirms your relationship through laughter," he says.

Working on your sense of humour can help relieve the boredom felt in long-term relationships. When couples work on their humour, it also helps children become a happy and well-rounded adult. It breaks the tension in any relationship. The Golden Rule of any relationship is to make each other feel better.

And the best way to do it by cracking jokes and laughing together. That doesn't mean you turn into a Jim Carrey or an Adam Sandler. It is ok if you cannot come up with a spontaneous joke. Not everyone is gifted with a good sense of humour, but anybody can crack a joke. Make a note of all funny incidents you see and share with your partner at the right time. However, remember you shouldn't offend him or her. Idea is to like each other's company.

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