Why Joking During Fights Relieves The Tension
It’s a form of role-play
If you ever go into couples counseling or pre-marital therapy, there are certain exercises you can expect to do and one of them is role-play. In this, your partner essentially acts as you, doing or saying the things that trigger him. It’s a good way for you to see the way your partner sees you when you’re upsetting him. In a lighter, more comical way, you can do this at home when your partner is being unreasonable. Just mimicking him—lovingly and not tauntingly—can quickly show him how ridiculous he’s being.