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Laugh When You Don’t Feel Like It (For a Healthier Relationship)

This is part of a 5-story series on bringing laughter into your relationship. Read on to see how you can maintain a healthy, happy relationship.

Better relationship tips: laugh

A woman discovered a shelf of reduced-price items at a local bookstore. Among the gifts was a little figurine of a man and woman, their heads lovingly tilted toward one another. “Happy 10th Anniversary” read the inscription.

It appeared to be in perfect condition, yet its tag indicated “damaged.” Examining it more closely, she found another tag underneath that read: “Wife is coming unglued.”

Let’s face it, no spouse is immune to stress. We all feel like we’re coming unglued at times. And wise experts agree that the best way for anyone to cope is with a good laugh.

“Humour makes all things tolerable,” said Henry Ward Beecher. “Laugh out loud,” says Chuck Swindoll. “It helps flush out the nervous system.” On another occasion Chuck said: “Laughter is the most beautiful and beneficial therapy God ever granted humanity.”

Arnold Glasgow said: “Laughter is a tranquiliser with no side effects.” The point is that even when you’ve had a tough day, or should we say especially when you’ve had a tough day, you need to laugh. It will help wash away the stress and keep the two of you together when you’re coming unglued.

So help each other to find something funny even when it’s not easy.

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Adapted from The Love List, published by Zondervan, Copyright 2002, Les and Leslie Parrott. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. This article was extracted by Focus on the Family Malaysia with permission.

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