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.”
Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/ambigamy/201803/tease-test-your-courtships