Communication is the key to a healthy and happy relationship. Even the most wonderful relationships have their rough periods, and the best way to overcome them is through communication and humor. Of course, it's hard to appreciate humor when arguing with our partners, but when the dust settles, some real comedy gems can appear.
People on Twitter share the pettiest things and pranks they've pulled to get back at their partners instead of acting mature and talking it out. We have compiled a list of the funniest ones, and we know you are going to love them. And they might even be inspirational…
Barbara Honey, a counselor at ‘Relate,’ the UK’s leading relationship support provider, says that one of the most common problems is that couples do not speak enough to each other about vital issues before getting married or immediately after that. These matters can range from how they’ll approach mutual finances to whether they want kids.
“We’d suggest having these conversations reasonably early on and then revisiting them later as people’s feelings often change,” Barbara emphasized the importance of freely and regularly communicating with your partner about everything.
“In my experience, a good way of knowing you are ready is if you feel that you want to spend the rest of your life with someone. Of course, you may want to spend the rest of your life with somebody but not get married,” she said.
Barbara explained that if you’re having “a lot of doubts,” it’s best not to rush into anything. “Think about whether you can be yourself about them, whether you have shared values and interests, enjoy each other’s company and how you work as a team, and resolve arguments. Think about it rationally with your head but also listen to your gut and whether it feels ‘right.”
“Another thing that bonds you is shared experiences and memories that you can look back on together. Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt!” Barbara advised couples to spend more time doing activities with their partners. In her professional opinion, routine doesn’t always lead to boredom.