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5 must-watch TED Talks about relationships

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If you’re a frequent visitor on Youtube, you probably have come across several TED Talk videos. If you have not heard of it, it is, in a nutshell, a conference where speakers talk about a wide variety of topics.

These various conferences are organized by TED, a nonprofit organization since 1984 that is devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). It also has independently run TEDx events that aim to share ideas in different communities across the globe.

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Talks about life, in general, are always interesting to me. I’d probably even take Psychology if I have the chance. Learning new ideas is fascinating, and you get to earn this wisdom even just by watching videos like TED Talks. “Relationship” became one of my favorite topics and I have watched several videos that I found informative. It’s a concept in which everyone relates to and has numerous subtopics that are worth-discussing.

So, without further ado, here is a list of TED Talk recommendations if you want to know more about relationships!

5 Must-Watch TED Talks About Relationships

The Science of Flirting

First on my must-watch TED Talks list is The Science of Flirting. If you are mostly clueless about whether someone is hitting on you or just being friendly, you better watch this. Social anthropologist Jean Smith, or ‘flirtologist’ as she calls herself, breaks down major signs and steps when it comes to flirting.

The difference between healthy and unhealthy love

When we are in a relationship, sometimes, we get so into it that we allow our partner to manipulate or even control us. To know whether you and your partner are having a healthy or unhealthy relationship, Katie Hood shares the difference.

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Skills for Healthy Romantic Relationships

Another must-watch TED Talk is psychologist Joanne Davila’s take on healthy romantic relationships. More than what is usually found on the internet, Davila digs deeper into the topic, sharing science-backed evidence on how a person can create the things that lead to healthy relationships and reduce the things that lead to unhealthy ones. Worth the watch!

No Sex Marriage

I don’t even remember why I watched this when the topic is clearly for married couples! However, this TED Talk video is insightful and funny at the same time. Sex educator Maureen McGrath unveils the reality among marriages which include the lack of sex over time in the relationship and how to “get back at it.”

How To Tell If Someone Truly Loves You

This video is one of the first TED Talk videos I watched and one of the reasons why I liked watching for more. Certified life coach Femi Ogunjinmi, shares his idea of true love and how to sustain it based on his real-life and other people’s experiences.

Have watched any TED Talk videos? What is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

 

(4) Comments

  1. I’ve never watched a TED talk as I never knew where to but thanks to your post I do and will definitely be checking out the ones you’ve shared. Thanks so much!

  2. TED Talks are great! My favorites have been on the topics of implicit bias. It’s amazing what you can learn from a TED Talk!

  3. Thanks for these! I actually watched my first Ted Talk last night in FOREVER and I forgot how much I loved them, so I’ll definitely be checking out some more!

  4. Very interesting TED Talks. I’ve been in a very happy, healthy relationship for five years now (married for 2) and I don’t usually feel the need for additional education, but I suppose it could be helpful when it comes to giving advice or communicating with others!

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