“These gender differences have practical implications for long-term relationships. Psychologists Catherine Cohan and Thomas Bradbury analyzed the marriages of 60 couples over an 18-month period and found that when men used humor to cope with stressful events, such as job loss or death, it led to a greater incidence of divorce and separation than when women used humor in those same stressful situations. Cohan and Bradbury speculate that the more aggressive humor of men in times of turmoil adversely affects bonding between partners, compared with the more soothing humor favored by women. Though male humor may play a role in establishing romantic relationships, it would seem that female humor is more effective in maintaining them.”
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