“Parting is all we need to know of hell.” ~ Emily Dickinson
“The god of love lives in a state of need.” ~ Plato
Love: It’s the essential part of life that drives us crazy, moves mountains, and occasionally drives us into the depths of despair.
Love is universal and so is rejection. We’ve all experienced both.
When you’re in love, nothing is impossible. When your heart is broken, nothing can console you.
The following 10 Ted Talks are about understanding love, especially when it hurts. Watch them for a more positive perspective on your love struggles, some solace, and a little bit of laughter….
Falling in Love is the Easy Part
“The moment you admit to loving someone is the moment you admit to having a lot to lose.” ~ Mandy Len Catron
A Better Way to Talk About Love
“If I could be miserable, I could prove how much I loved him…and if I could prove it, we would have to end up together eventually.” ~ Mandy Len Catron
The Brain in Love
“Wild is love, and the obsession can get worse when you feel rejected.” ~ Helen Fisher
Why We Love, Why We Cheat
“The main characteristics of romantic love are craving, motivation, and obsession.” ~ Helen Fisher
The Mathematics of Love
“You should really play up to whatever it is that makes you different even if you think that some people will find it unattractive.” ~ Hannah Fry
This is What Enduring Love Looks Like
“The most beautiful thing…is the quality of vulnerability.” ~ Alec Soth
Ideas Worth Dating
“It takes its toll, being alone.” ~ Rainn Wilson
The Secret to Desire in a Long Term Relationship
“A crisis of desire is often a crisis of imagination.” ~ Esther Perel
How I Hacked Online Dating
“Feel free to be as picky as you want.” ~ Amy Webb
Aliens, Love – Where are They?
“I love her, and wait for her, still.” ~ John Hodgman
As always dear friends, wishing you a life full of love and laughter.