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Science says couples who make fun of each other have better relationships


Picture it: you're in a relationship with someone who "ticks all the boxes." They're considerate, kind, great with your friends and family. They make a decent amount of money, they're responsible, and they're good-looking. They can also be pretty funny sometimes, which is always a plus.

However, they absolutely can't stand it when you make a polite joke at their expense.

When I was younger, I was definitely the type to get overly sensitive about jokes girlfriends would make about me, because I'm an emotional wreck of a human being. What makes it super whack is that I could dish it out, but couldn't take it — not a good relationship to have. It's a pattern I decided consciously not to repeat and, lo and behold, my relationships with everybody improved.