When we think about what we want in a person, we list so many different things.
Such as intelligence, beauty, honesty, credibility, culture, morals, strength, and so many other amazing qualities.
What we often forget to mention is a very important thing of great value.
It is the sense of humor.
Who can deny the importance of having a sense of humor?
Although overlooked, it is a crucial thing to have in your relationship.
Let us imagine a difficult, stressful, and hectic time in our lives, we will find that sharing that stressful time with a funny partner or a partner with a sense of humor can make things a whole lot easier and better.
As a matter of fact, it is a truth proven by many that smiles and laughter can help us get through all kinds of hardships.
For example, during world war II, many newspapers hired people to write humorous columns on a weekly basis.
It helped lift people’s spirits up.
It is by no mean a way of ignoring troubles, problems and tragedies (because that is extremely unhealthy), it is merely a way of living through it all without going crazy and depressed.
Steve Goodier said:
“Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life – looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.”
As Goodies said, this applies in all aspects of our lives, in the workplace, at home, or basically anywhere.
When our partner is funny, they can make us smile amidst our sadness and tears.
Moreover, they can also add joy and bliss to the happy times.
People tend to remember the sad memories more than the happy ones, it is very sad but unfortunately also true.
So it is amazing if we can gather as much as happy memories and laughter as we can to remember and think of when we need it the most.
In addition, have you ever wondered how humor makes us like people better?
It is true!
We view people with a sense of humor in a different and better light.
And why not?
After all, life is already full of hardships and challenges, why not cherish those who give us something to laugh and be happy about?
When someone has a good sense of humor, we tend to like them more and to overlook some negative things they may have.
It also works the other way around.
We tend to avoid people who are always negative, strict, and nagging.
Even if we love everything else about them.
That is also why we love to watch comedy shows and comedy movies.
We simply want to smile, laugh, and be happy.
There may not be anyone we know who has not watched at least one of the popular series Friends, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Seinfeld…..etc.
That is who we are as humans and we sure do a good hearty laugh.
Let us remember some of the funniest husbands and wives from TV and cinema:
- Homer Simpson from The Simpsons
- Chandler Bing from Friends
- Lucy from I Love Lucy
They did make their marriages and relationships better by being funny and using their sense of humor.
In conclusion, we should not overlook the importance of a sense of humor in our relationships.
Even though it may not seem as important as other qualities, it actually is.
Cherish your funny partner if you have one and make sure you appreciate this quality when you meet someone new.