Filmmaker Daniel Ademinokan and his actress partner Stella Damasus shared some relationship gems last night.
Talking about the secret to a successful and happy relationship, Daniel posted on Instagram:
“One big lesson I’ve learnt about relationships…the importance of LAUGHTER! Yeah. You’ve got to always find the need to laugh. Laugh with yourselves. Laugh at yourselves. Laugh at your pain, differences and the fact that one of you can NEVER have an America accent even if you’ve been coming to America for 20 years! (Don’t ask me who). Above all, find the funny in every situation. It doesn’t mean you won’t have things to fight, stress and cry about…but find the funny in all of it.
Life in itself is hard enough, why complicate it further by always discussing serious issues when it’s bed time, after a hard day’s work? Jeeeeez! Haven’t you noticed that most times couples sit down to talk, it’s always about the kids, bills, the broken garage door that needs fixing, work stress, plans for the future or the need to get therapy (now I don’t know where that came from ).
Ask yourself, when was the last time you had a good laugh together? I mean a good belly laugh. If it’s an Instagram post, a YouTube video, a comedy special on Netflix, the weird neighbor who always struggles with the garbage can when it’s trash day…find that funny! If you have to put on your wife’s wig and perform a Beyoncé song holding the hairbrush as a microphone…do it and have some fun! (Come to me for lessons). It’s so easy to find the pain and hurt in a situation but if you relax and look closer, you’ll find the funny
People have quizzed me why I can be very silly sometimes. It’s simple, HE WHO LAUGHS IS THE ONE WHO LASTS. I intend to last as long as age 120. Hahaha! Don’t expect to see ONLY serious stuff on my social media pages. Life is serious so I’m not gonna take everything so seriously and miss out on the funny things life has to offer me. I’ve got God’s Love on my side, I have Jesus in my heart and the Holy Spirit always available to guide me…well, I’ve got no choice but to find the funny in my relationship.
So as you get to bed tonight, find that funny. Tell a dry joke. If he/she doesn’t laugh at the joke then you have to laugh at how dry and silly your joke was. Stay blessed people and have a funny week ahead.
Stella Damasus replied him in the comment section of the post saying “@dabishop007 you have got my love too boo. Thank God for a man like you who is so intelligent, God fearing, creative, hardworking, loving and very very funny. You brought the laughter back into my life. Thank you for this inspiring message. It’s time to do that seminar honey. There are too many things some people need to hear you say. If only the world knew what you had to offer. I am inspired every single day by you. Love you too much”