A Sense of Humor
Having a shared attitude toward laughter and a similar personality can make for a happier relationship. "You want someone that 'gets' you and can laugh at your jokes. When you laugh together, you love together, and I believe that if you find someone with the same type of humor, you can always laugh at the small stuff and make the big stuff easier to deal with," Friedman said. If you can both laugh at the total mess your kids just made, then you'll probably have a better time parenting together.