Relationships and marriage are never easy. They require connections between two individuals and deal with each other’s differences.
If you are in a relationship now or if your marriage need a little refresher course where you can realize on what really matters, despite for how long you’ve been together. Then, the following TED Talks might give you an inspiration that you need to keep going and fight for your relationships and marriage.
I’m a large follower of TED Talks and when I need some inspiration and motivation in life, love, relationships and marriage, I naturally turned my attention and watch or listen to these inspirational TED talks.
Here are 17 of best inspirational TED talks about relationships and marriage that I’d love to share with you. And I hope you can find the inspiration you need to refresh your relationships and marriage.
1. Relationships Are Hard, But Why? – Stan Tatkin
Relationships are hard. But what if it’s not you or them or sex, money or even who picks up the socks. What if there is a far more primitive reason?
In this talk, relationship expert Stan Tatkin explores why we fight from the perspective of neuroscience – and how to give your relationship a fighting chance.
2. The secret to desire in a long-term relationship – Esther Perel
In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligence.
3. Why we love, why we cheat – Helen Fisher
Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic — love – and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.
4. What you don’t know about marriage – Jenna McCarthy
In this funny, casual talk from TEDx, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work. One tip: Do not try to win an Oscar for best actress.
5. Dare to disagree – Margaret Heffernan
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
6. A Better Way To Talk About Love – Mandy Len Catron
In love, we fall. We’re struck, we’re crushed, we swoon. We burn with passion. Love makes us crazy and makes us sick. Our hearts ache, and then they break.
Talking about love in this way fundamentally shapes how we experience it, says writer Mandy Len Catron. In this talk for anyone who’s ever felt crazy in love, Catron highlights a different metaphor for love that may help us find more joy — and less suffering — in it.
7. The Power Of Vulnerability – Brene Brown
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
8. Technology Hasn’t Changed Love. Here’s Why – Helen Fisher
In our tech-driven, interconnected world, we’ve developed new ways and rules to court each other, but the fundamental principles of love have stayed the same, says anthropologist Helen Fisher.
In this energetic tell-all from the front lines of love, learn how our faster connections are actually leading to slower, more intimate relationships. Watch to the end for a lively discussion with love expert Esther Perel.
9. Rethinking Infidelity… A Talk For Anyone Who Has Ever Loved – Esther Perel
Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security.
In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.
10. This Is What Enduring Love Looks Like – Alec Soth And Stacey Baker
Stacey Baker has always been obsessed with how couples meet. When she asked photographer Alec Soth to help her explore this topic, they found themselves at the world’s largest speed-dating event, held in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, and at the largest retirement community in Nevada — with Soth taking portraits of pairs in each locale. Between these two extremes, they unwound a beautiful through-line of how a couple goes from meeting to creating a life together.
11. Love – You’re Doing It Wrong – Yann Dall’Aglio
In this delightful talk, philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio explores the universal search for tenderness and connection in a world that’s ever more focused on the individual. As it turns out, it’s easier than you think. A wise and witty reflection on the state of love in the modern age.
12. An Argument Free Marriage – Fawn Weaver
Love is the nucleus of our lives and we can never count on tomorrow. So how do we make every day matter with our loved ones? Fawn explores three principles that make the idea of an argument free marriage possible.
13. Falling In Love Is The Easy Part – Mandy Len Catron
Did you know you can fall in love with anyone just by asking them 36 questions? Mandy Len Catron tried this experiment, it worked, and she wrote a viral article about it (that your mom probably sent you). But … is that real love? Did it last? And what’s the difference between falling in love and staying in love?
14. Skills For Healthy Romantic Relationships – Joanne Davila
People may know what a healthy romantic relationship looks like, but most don’t know how to get one. Psychologist and researcher Joanne Davila describes how you can create the things that lead to healthy relationships and reduce the things that lead to unhealthy ones using three evidence-based skills – insight, mutuality, and emotion regulation. Share this with everyone who wants to have a healthy relationship.
15. The Person You Really Need To Marry – Tracy McMillan
McMillan answers the question: “Who is the one person you need to marry in order to have a successful relationship? (Yourself)”
16. How Your Brain Falls In Love – Dawn Maslar
For centuries poets and philosophers have speculated what causes two people to fall in love. Now, Biologist Dawn Maslar M.S. puts an innovative twist on this age-old question.
Science can now take the mystery out of love. Thanks to latest neuroscience we can finally explain how your brain falls in love. In this innovative twist on this age-old question, Maslar explores the latest neuroscience and explains how your brain falls in love.
17. Monogamish: The New Rules Of Marriage – Jessica O’Reilly
Jessica showcases the grey-area between monogamy and open relationships that might just be the antedate to divorce. Do you want to understand the key to happily ever after? It may be as simple as learning to be monogamish.
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