5 Best TED Talks To Listen To If You Want To Improve Your Relationship!
We humans are pretty complicated creatures ourselves. So building a life with another complicated creature can get a bit tricky. Relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, are never easy; you need to understand, accept, give, and sometimes even compromise! A fight with your BFF over where to eat, an argument with your colleague about a work project, or yelling at your partner for leaving the toilet seat up… it’s the little things that cause cracks in our relationships!
The important thing is to learn how to connect, resolve conflict, respect each other, listen well, and empathise. And here are 5 amazing TED Talks on relationships that will help you do just that.
1. The power of vulnerability by Brene Brown
Being vulnerable in a relationship means dropping your guard, and baring your soul. Brown’s talk makes you ponder on the idea of vulnerability, what it is, and how you can use it in our lives. Apply this to your relationships, and see how they change for the better.
2. Falling in love is the easy part by Mandy Len Catron
Falling in love is extremely different from staying in love. Love at first sight is still a common phenomenon, but staying in love… well, that’s why you’re reading this article. Mandy talks about how falling in love is easy, with tips and tricks to maintain it for eternity as well.
3. How to speak so that people want to listen by Julian Treasure
Often times in a relationship, so much is said and nothing is heard. Julian explains the seven deadly sins of speaking, and provides us with tips on how to speak with more power so that that people would want to listen. These communication tips can help any relationship, personal or professional.
4. The secret to desire in a long-term relationship by Esther Perel
Perel talks about how good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs – our needs for security and our need for surprise. She lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence and what rekindles attraction.
5. Rethinking infidelity by Esther Perel
If you think that your world will come to an end if you get cheated on, then this is definitely a talk you need to listen to. Infidelity is common even in the happiest relationships. Esther talks about why infidelity need not be the ultimate betrayal it’s perceived to be, and this talk will challenge how you think about it forever.