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Why do we use humor to make awkward situations more comfortable?

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Visitor Comments: 8

(8) alon, December 2, 2007 12:11 PM

So we won't feel awkward.

So we can feel happy instead of awkward.

(7) esther, November 18, 2007 8:51 PM

the simple reason a person would use humor in an awkward situation is because there's nothing else to do. either you'll laugh about it or cry about it. personally, i enjoy laughing more than crying- it keeps my spirit younger(and my appearence).

(6) chaim lobel, November 15, 2007 9:58 PM

we are insecure

(5) Rosen, November 14, 2007 10:04 PM

Humor is what keeps a relationship fresh

It's best to be in a relationship or marriage with humor and laughter, which helps keep it alive...As for love itself, like Rosie & Sherrie said in the DatingMaze portion of, love doesn't conquer all, so if a relationship doesn't work out, then it is really not worth the time to continue or go back to.

(4) dianne Bruhin, November 14, 2007 12:27 PM

We use humor to avoid facing issues that imply we are broken or need to change.

Nervous tension and embarassment over our lack of understanding of ourselves or how to appropriately handle situations can result in very funny comments that we use as fig leaves over our own soul's nakedness.

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