Everyone likes to laugh and it can be a great stress reducer. Having a similar sense of humor is often what draws people together. If you think about your favorite people in your life they are often the ones that make you laugh or enjoy your sense of humor.

Losing laughter or a light-heartedness in a relationship can be a sign that something is wrong. It usually slips away quietly. One day you realize that the relationship feels heavy and attempts at humor are met with coldness. If this is the case for you in one of your relationships, don’t get out the whoopie cushion or joke book. Take it as a sign the relationship, if it is important to you, is in need of repair. Do the repair work first and then enjoy that next good laugh together as an indication that the relationship is on the right track.