Weekend Warriors: Defuse tension with fun


relaxing-weekendYour weekend homework assignment: have a bit of fun!

According to Dr. John M. Gottman, sharing humor with your partner is one of the most effective ways to strengthen your relationship. Surprising each other with random acts of hilarity, enjoying playful back-and forths, giving yourselves to the moment – these are ways in which your time together is gradually filled with a sense of laughter and joy. As Dr. Gottman explains inThe Relationship Cure, all that playfulness requires is a “willingness to turn toward another’s sense of silliness… and have a little bit of fun!”

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