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How To Use Humor To Test The Waters With Burning Issues

Laughter really is the best cure, and also quite revealing too! Have you ever heard the expression ‘never a truer word is spoken in jest’? Well one of the best ways to find out if something is going to be a contentious issue or to find out if you are both on the same page is to bring up the issue in the guise of a joke. I often joked I would move to be closer to my boyfriend and he seemed receptive to the idea whenever I joked about it, after a few jokes we both felt comfortable enough to talk about it seriously. Thankfully – as his reaction to my jokes suggested – he was in favor of the idea!

 

Have you ever considered bring up serious issues as jokes before? Do you think it might break the ice and make you more comfortable discussing it seriously? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.

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