- 10 Apr 2004
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It seems a lot of times in relationships or friendships people eventually start to tease each other. In small amounts, it's ok, but often it seems to go too far to the point where feelings get hurt. It's usually intended just as a joke, but it leads to people being at odds and not being very supportive of each other. So, why do we do it? Every relationship I've ever been in has involved some teasing to varying degrees, sometimes ok, and in other cases it's led to the demise of the relationship. Inevitably someone says something that hurts the other person's feelings and, to get back for their hurt feelings, they take their teasing to the next level and it just keeps building until the people get very upset with each other and don't even really know why. I know that people sometimes tease to create a bond or show affection, but it usually ends up with negative results. No one really seems to like it, so why do we do it? And what can you do to let people know that you don't really appreciate it? Or, do you enjoy it and think it's healthy in a relationship/friendship?