I wanted to share with you some insights on relationships from the people around the world who make it their life mission to study, learn and take away valuable wisdom that we can all put to use in improving our romantic relationships. It makes sense to follow the advice of those who are actually experts so that we can benefit on what they have learned from years of research without having to invest so much time ourselves through trails and tribulations. So I have composed a playlist of Ted Talk's, each with key takeaway's that we can easily put into action now to make our relationships stronger and more connected.
5 Ted Talks to Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Partner:
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
Key Takeaways: Quality relationships are necessary for a long and happy life and it's up to you to grow and foster them.
The Secret To Desire In a Long-Term Relationship
Key Takeaways: Sometimes the feelings that foster love and connection are the same feelings that conflict with and reduce erotic desire. Cultivate imagination, freedom and passion.
3 Ways to Build a Happy Marriage and Avoid Divorce
Key Takeaways: Prevention is better than a cure, the most important decision you can make is who your life partner will be & these 3 Key Factors - Wait to marry until your are older. Couples need to share the power in the relationship and make decisions jointly. Be Reliable, do you have your partner's back?
The Mathematics of Love
Key Takeaways: Play up what makes you different. Continually work on repairing your relationship together, don't let things go to fester and blow up later, and have a positive outlook for your relationship.
How Couples Can Sustain a Strong Sexual Connection For a Lifetime.
Key Takeaways: 2 predictors of couples who sustain strong sexual connections over time - they are best friends and they prioritize sex. Strong trust and friendship are the foundation of any relationship, is your partner there for you? Choose your relationship and each other as your prime concern. Prioritize sex, decide that it matters and put it high on the list of your priorities. Do it, even if your not in the mood, (you will get in the mood just show up for the party) then cuddle.
So all together what can we take away from these talks and the research out there on how to strengthen your relationship with your partner :
I would love to hear your feedback on the videos and your key takeaways in the comments below. Also, please share, what is it that you think is key to a strong long-term relationship? Over and over again the research points to strong relationships as being the key indicator for overall happiness and life span so this needs to be a priority for anyone who is working on creating a life that they love.
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