Managing conflict with humour

They say laughter is the best medicine, and within a relationship, this is certainly true.  Laughter relieves stress and makes you feel happier.

There are many benefits to including humour in your relationship.  It helps you to form a stronger bond with someone and binds you together. 

If there is tension in a relationship, maybe after a disagreement, a well-timed joke can ease the atmosphere and help resolve the situation.

Sometimes, it’s about putting things into perspective and a bit of light humour can help you realise things are not as bad as they first seemed.

Remember the humour can be a positive and negative tool, so be careful.  Making snide remarks and then saying someone cannot take a joke can cause even more issues and hurt a relationship. This is true when telling a joke, both parties have to be in on the joke.