No doubt we are all familiar with the old adage “laughter is the best medicine.” After 31 years of waking up next to my chosen one, I have also come to recognize laughter as one of the key ingredients for keeping the love flame burning. In fact for me, I would say laughter is the oil in my lamp of love (corny I know.)
As Scott Peck provocatively stated in the first line of his New York Times Best Seller “The Road Less Traveled” …Life is difficult. It only stands to reason that included under the stormy sky of life – lies the often tumultuous shifting sands of love. Sometimes when the whole “relationship thing” feels like one big sink hole, the best thing you can do is literally laugh your butt off.
So, you ask, “am I just up shizola creek without a paddle” if my partner has the sense of humor of a tree stump? I think not! Everyone has a funny bone, some people just have theirs buried under layers of other “not so adorable” personality traits. Get creative and go on a discovery mission. Your lover may not moon you in the middle of the day just to get you to laugh, but he may sit and laugh at a rerun of Seinfeld or an episode of Modern Family. The point is, I think in order to keep our love life vibrant, we need to find ways to laugh together — even if you have to sit and watch Airplane the Movie for the 25th time and feign laughter at “what’s your vector Victor?”
Comments welcome..funny preferred.