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When Humor Hurts

What Lies Beneath a Couple’s Jokes

Jill Harkaway • 5/12/2022

The jokes many couples share reinforce their identity as an “us.” But there can be a dark side to humor in couples, too.

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When Humor Hurts

What Lies Beneath a Couple’s Jokes

Jill Harkaway • 5/12/2022

The jokes many couples share reinforce their identity as an “us.” But there can be a dark side to humor in couples, too.

Magazine Article
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Jill Harkaway, EdD, is a licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist She’s on the faculty of The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. She’s codirector of The Couples Therapy Project as well as codirector of the Harvard Medical School Conference on Treating Couples.