The act of teasing, or at least keeping things playful can help sustain a long-lasting and healthy relationship, according to this author.
Teasing also includes the concept of testing boundaries in a non-confrontational manner. Couples who constantly stay in their comfort zones around each other will not grow together as a couple. It is important for this reason to practice both honesty and caring.
Of utmost importance, teasing and learning to laugh together should not be one-sided. If one person is committing more effort to the relationship than the other, this should be viewed as a warning sign. A couple who can balance the act of teasing or boundary testing, while still maintaining their own individuality will find lasting happiness in their relationship.
- One way that couples test each other's limits in the courtship phase us through playful jibes and teasing.
- This dance that tests each relationship member's emotional flexibility is so well understood it's a narrative standard of the ubiquitous chick flick.
- This sort of playful verbal jousting helps us to decide if a relationship,offers two staples, affirmation and challenge.
“If both partners are good at both dishing it out and taking it in, they’ve got the resilience to make their love sustainable.”