Overdoing it: Here are 3 types of jokes your partner may never find funny

It is important to realise that partners are meant to laugh more with each other, not at each other.

Here are 3 types of jokes your partner may never find funny [Credit: Shutterstock]

Here are 3 types of jokes your partner may never find funny [Credit: Shutterstock]

Many great relationship thrives on laughter,
jokes, healthy ribbing, and the happy moments created by being able to
create and take a joke.
While the above is 100% true, there is still
need to define the kind of laughter that is right and acceptable. When
we say relationships thrive on laughter, we refer to shared laughter and
not the derisory type.
For the laughter and humour in your
relationship to be considered suitable, it has to be shared. It has to
be the type of humour that you both appreciate.
When your partner feels some type of way about a particular issue or matter, building your humour on those things, [and finding them funny alone] does not reflect on you as a good partner.
Here are the types of humour you may need to totally avoid for the good of your relationship.


The best types of jokes are the ones shared. [Credit: ThinkstockPhotos]

1. Abusive humour
Have you ever poked fun at something and your
partner didn’t find it funny? That, right there is your cue to stop
joking about it. Maybe its their weight, job, looks or anything else
they are sensitive about and have clearly shown how they feel about
those things, then you should be kind enough to tone it down especialy
in that regard.
2. Cocky humour
If your humour is usually used in a way that exalts you and belittles your partner, you are doing it wrong.
You’re preparing for a date and your partner asks “how do I look?” and your response goes, “you’re with me, you definitely look good!”
While this could draw laughter from them at
first, if you keep repeating this kind of cocky humour, it won’t be long
before they start rolling their eyes in annoyance. [For more on cocky
humour, google the name Zlatan Ibrahimovic.]


If your jokes always makes your partner feel miserable, maybe it’s time to stop it? [Credit: Shutterstock]

3. Humour that picks on your partner
When you join other people in extensively
teasing your partner, it may feel like fun to you, but it may make your
partner feel weak, lonely and miserable.
If you must join friends in poking fun at your
partner, make it light and be the first to note when he or she no
longer finds it funny.
That way, you can catch fun and still have their back at the same time.

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