Everyone wants to learn how to make their relationship better!
TED talks are the perfect way to invest a little time in developing your knowledge about love and commitment.
These short, concise speeches are given by professionals who have AMAZING relationship advice to offer.
Plus, TED talks are very short (5-18 mins max) and they can have a powerful effect on your love life.
Below are 15 of my favorite ted talks about marriage, love, and relationships.
1.) THE SECRET TO DESIRE IN A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP | ESTHER PEREL
When you get married, you expect your partner to be your best (while keeping things spicy)!
Esther Perel talks about two parts of marriage: our need for security and our need for surprise.
This fascinating TED talk will show you the difference between desire and love.
2.) THE SEX-STARVED MARRIAGE | MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS
This relationship TED talk is by internationally renowned relationship expert and marriage therapist Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW.
She talks about the effects that a physical relationship have on a marriage.
Divorce rates are high, but Michele speaks about the pitfalls of unnecessary divorce.
Her goal is to urge couples to work hard for their marriages and keep their families together.
3.) RETHINKING INFIDELITY…A TALK FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER LOVED | ESTHER PEREL
Infidelity usually ends the relationship.
You cheat = Goodbye!
Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic.
This TED talk is a must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on.
4.) SECRETS OF A COUPLES COUNSELOR: 3 STEPS TO HAPPIER RELATIONSHIPS | SUSAN L. ADLER
Who wants to know the secrets that every couples counselor knows?
Susan L. Adler, LCSW has 35 years of experience as a therapist.
She explains that if we nourish our relationships, we can build the necessary amount of trust and goodwill that will get us through the hard times.
Watch this fascinating TED talk to get the 3 steps to a happier relationship.
5.) WHY MS. INDEPENDENT CAN’T FIND MR. RIGHT | ANNIE WHITE
This TED talk goes out to all the independent girls out there! (My hand is raised.)
Dating coach Annie White presents her ideas about women dating in a witty and engaging way!
Her formula is ‘You Choose, He Chases’!
Annie’s goal is to teach women how to be intentional, proactive, and resilient in their love life – while understanding how men like to date!
6.) WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT MARRIAGE | JENNA MCCARTHY
This TED talk is a light-hearted and humorous dialogue about what marriage is really like.
Jenna McCarthy talks about how REAL marriages work – or at least the happy ones.
She gives statistics of marriage and divorce and several risk factors to consider before making the life commitment.
7.) A BETTER WAY TO TALK ABOUT LOVE | MANDY LEN CATRON
This TED talk is dedicated to the people who have suffered desperately in their love life.
This is how it goes – you get a big crush, fall in love, burn with passion, things get toxic, your heart hurts, and then it breaks!
Mandy talks about the crazy part of love and highlights how to find more joy in your relationship – and less suffering.
8.) THIS IS WHAT ENDURING LOVE LOOKS LIKE | ALEC SOTH & STACEY BAKER
Every couple loves to tell the story of how they met! It is often one of the highlights of their relationship.
But the highlight of every long-term relationship is how you actually managed to stay together through thick and thin!
This TED talk is a heart-warming presentation of what enduring love really looks like.
9.) SKILLS FOR HEALTHY ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS | JOANNE DAVILA
Everyone has an opinion of what a healthy relationship looks like!
But how do you actually find a loving and healthy relationship yourself?
Psychologist and researcher Joanne Davila explains how to create the things that actually lead to a healthy relationship!
10.) IS IT LUST OR IS IT LOVE? | TERRI ORBUCH
We’ve all been there. Excited, dizzy, heart-sick, and infatuated – the beginning of a new relationship!
But how do we actually know if the passion and butterflies is real love or just lust?
Dr. Terri Orbuch discusses the signals to distinguishing whether you are in love or in lust.
And if you are in a long-term relationship, she shows you how to ignite desire in your love life.
11.) THE ARGUMENT-FREE MARRIAGE | FAWN WEAVER
Is there such a thing as a marriage with no arguing?
Bestselling Author, Fawn Weaver, discusses how to make the best of every day with our loved ones.
She discusses the three principles that make the idea of a argument-free marriage completely possible!
12.) 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?
Is this true or is this just stupid?!
Mandy Len Catron gave this experiment a try, and she claims that it works!
But was it real love and did it last?
This relationship TED talk explains the difference between falling in love and staying in love.
13.) HOW YOUR BRAIN FALLS IN LOVE | DAWN MASLAR
Welcome to the modern age of neuroscience!
This TED talk explains how your brain falls in love.
Is love simply a biochemical reaction?
Biologist Dawn Maslar M.S talks about the chemicals that are released and the difference between men and women when we fall in love.
14.) THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY | BRENE BROWN
This TED talk discusses how vulnerability plays a huge part in our lives and relationships.
“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.”
There is power in applying vulnerability to your relationships and marriage.
15.) CAN WE CHOOSE TO FALL IN LOVE? | DESSA
Have you ever fallen helplessly in love – almost like you couldn’t even help it?
This TED talk discusses a study done on the brain about learning to control your emotions.
Watch the video below are a fascinating conversation about falling out of love.
- 9 Amazing Habits of Couples Who Stay In Love
- 9 Things Confident Women Do Differently In Relationships
- 10 Little Romantic Gestures That Keep Love Alive
Each of these TED talks discuss a different aspect of marriage, relationships, and love.
You can have a long-term relationship that is happy fun, mutual, and successful.
BUT IT TAKES WORK!
At the core of all of these discussions is a common thread – communication and meeting each other’s needs.