Some psychologists believe that teasing can be a great tool for building healthy relationships. Of course, it’s not for everyone but couples who are satisfied with their partnership know how to poke fun at each other without hurting their loved ones.
In other words, if you want a quick and easy way to bring more fun into your already healthy relationship, amp up the teasing. “Being playful is such an important part of a relationship,” Julienne Derichs, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Couples Counseling Today, told Bustle. “It helps couples connect, de-stress, and it acts [as] an important repair technique when couples are feeling tense over conflict. Laughter and teasing can help deescalate the conflict and help you remember that you actually like each other.”
And there’s a viral Twitter thread that can give you some ideas on how to do it. After writer Sophia Benoit tweeted “Literally nothing on Earth is better than repeatedly doing a bit your partner doesn’t like,” people began sharing ways in which they tease their significant others. Here are some of the best ones.