Communication is everything in a healthy, happy, long-term relationship. Pardon the nautical terminology, but without having heart-to-heart chats, it’s less of a relationship and more like relationflotsam with two people clinging to debris and slowly drifting apart. Smooth sailing only happens when there’s mutual support.

However, there are times when a lack of communication can be the perfect opportunity for some comedy gold, as some couples on Twitter have proven. Bored Panda has collected some of the most hilarious tweets where people share what petty things they’ve done and pranks they’ve pulled to get back at their significant others instead of acting mature and talking things out.

As you scroll down, upvote your fave tweets and be sure to let us know if you’ve done anything similarly playful-yet-childish in your own relationships, dear Pandas. Also, read on for our interview about keeping relationships healthy and staying on the same page.

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madeleine fitzsimons
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2 months ago

Genius 🤓

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madeleine fitzsimons
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2 months ago

😅😅😅

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

You just upset me.

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Bored Panda spoke about how to strengthen relationships and how we can know for certain if things are meant to be with Barbara Honey, a counselor at ‘Relate,’ the UK’s largest provider of relationship support.

‘Relate’ counselor Barbara told us that one of the key things that she comes across in couples is not speaking enough to each other about important issues before getting married or immediately afterward. These issues can range from things like how they’ll approach finances to whether they want children.

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Natalia
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2 months ago

My mother does that 😂

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Natalia
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2 months ago

So, I assume you don't need that dishwasher, because there is high possibility he breaks it, lol 😝

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Ola Polowczyk
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2 months ago

MONSTER

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“We’d suggest having these conversations reasonably early on and then revisiting them later as people’s feelings often change,” Barbara highlighted the importance of openly and consistently communicating with your partner about everything, from minor to major issues.

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H Edwards
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2 months ago

Separate bedrooms save relationships.

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Jo Choto
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2 months ago

Genius.

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Antonia
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2 months ago

this is kind of funny

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We were curious to find out how we can know for sure if the person we’re currently with is the one and only. “In my experience, a good way of knowing you are ready is if you feel that you want to spend the rest of your life with someone. Of course, you may want to spend the rest of your life with somebody but not get married,” relationship expert Barbara said.

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Aroace tiger
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2 months ago

That's kinda helpful actually.

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Verena Gitterle
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2 months ago

That is naughty

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80 Van
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2 months ago

Way better than being asked to get the kid ready for bed and then being told that he picked the wrong PJ’s. Every single night.

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Relationship counselor Barbara added that if you’re having “a lot of doubts,” it’s best to keep things slow and not rush into anything. “Think about whether you can be yourself about them, whether you have shared values and interests, enjoy each other’s company and how you work as a team, and resolve arguments. Think about it rationally with your head but also listen to your gut and whether it feels ‘right,’” she said.

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Deborah B
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2 months ago

This is excellent!

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Bender Bending Rodríguez
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2 months ago

Oooooooof. Now this is going overboard.

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Valentina Lattante
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2 months ago

that's sweet anyway!

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Meanwhile, during an earlier interview with ‘Relate’ counselor Barbara, Bored Panda learned all about how humor, laughter, and pranks can form a solid foundation for any relationship. Humor, playfulness, and having an optimistic outlook on life all help couples come even closer together and help create more common ground between them.

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Antonia
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2 months ago

a waste of time and gas

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Giulia
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2 months ago

this is so specific lmao

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Id row
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2 months ago

Isn't that room temp? That's what my heat is on now.

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“Another thing that bonds you is shared experiences and memories that you can look back on together. Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt!” Barbara urged couples to spend more time doing shared activities with their significant others. In her opinion, routine doesn’t always lead to apathy.

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Verena Gitterle
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2 months ago

You ARE evil

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YoChicken
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2 months ago

you are a monster. an ingenious monster, but still a monster

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Ripley
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2 months ago

That is just an outright declaration of war!

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Balance is another key part of maintaining healthy relationships. As much as we need to experience life together, we also need to have some privacy for our own interests. Having both in our lives helps us stay appreciative rather than resentful.

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Ola Polowczyk
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2 months ago

Petty knows no age :D

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Ola Polowczyk
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2 months ago

Hahahaha I always threaten my bf I will make him kale and tofu salad :D

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Kristof De Smet
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2 months ago

let me guess, she doesn't notice

JAZMYNE RINES
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2 months ago

probably because the much cheaper lol

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CincyReds
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2 months ago

Hmmmmm, and there is no difference between organic and regular, oh one thing, the PRICE!!

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
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2 months ago

If you're in the USA, they're the same apples, likely from the same orchard, and possibly even from the same tree. "Organic" is an unregulated and meaningless term in US food. Even outside the US, "organic" does not mean better/healthier/safer. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/science-sushi/httpblogsscientificamericancomscience-sushi20110718mythbusting-101-organic-farming-conventional-agriculture/

I’m A Black Cat
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2 months ago

Actually it is in Europe, e.g. in Germany there are certificates given out to farmers who then can use the "Bio" (biological, or organic) for their products. Means using far less or no pesticides, provide adequate animal housing etc. The certifiers check the state of the farming regularly and renew the certificates. The products are more expensive but also quite popular

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Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

That is your private mean thoughts as she would possibly not be able to tell except justly the regular apples are so much larger and less spotty or slightly misshaped.. that is the clue..organic fruit and veg products sold are usually not the expected supermarket shape and colours which they control, conditioning our buying habits to expect.bad, really bad..look for the less perfect and get the best product.

Mary Ross
Community Member
2 months ago

This is what I call "passive-aggressive revenge, 20th level of subtlety"

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

Jay James
Community Member
2 months ago

Since there is no legal definition of what 'organic' means they are probably the same apples.

Slune
Community Member
2 months ago

So delicate

Mark Kelly
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2 months ago

Some people do that at stores.

Vicky Z
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2 months ago

You're playing with fire 😅😅😅

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“Setting aside quality time for each other is important but also having your separate interests and time apart can increase your attraction to each other. Keep things playful and be appreciative of your partner,” Barbara said.

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Natalia
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2 months ago

The expensive salami 😂😂

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Natalia
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2 months ago

Ultra evil 😂

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Kristof De Smet
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2 months ago

I could do that! She constantly says I chew too hard.

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How do you communicate about important issues in your own relationships, dear Readers? Do you like to pull playful pranks on your significant other? Do you think communication or humor is more important in a long-term relationship? Share what you think with all the other Pandas in the comments.

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H Edwards
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2 months ago

I feel this one in my soul.

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Why just an appetiser? Order a family pizza and a chocolate cake just for you!!!

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InfectedVoice
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2 months ago

People need to stop thinking they are armchair family experts, this is a silly thing, it's not serious and how do you know the oldest isn't an adult now, it doesn't specify.

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