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FRISKY FRIDAY UPDATE: A Little Teasing May Be AOK

Bordering on dangerous advice – if taken out of context:  A new study shows, if you want a stronger relationship, make fun of your partner?!

The University of Kansas’ Jeffrey Hall looked at the relationships of 15,000 people, over the course of 30 years, through 39 studies.  Hall, and his fellow researchers found that humor, together, is the key to success.  Together.  

Of course, he’s referring to playful teasing, not abuse.  Hall says, “Playfulness between romantic partners is a crucial component in bonding and establishing relational security. Particularly shared laughter, is an important indicator of romantic attraction between potential mates.”

Hall does issue a warning:  “Having an aggressive sense of humor is a bad sign for the relationship in general.  But it is worse, if that style of humor is used in the relationship.”


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