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Who knew equations and graphs could guide you in your love life? Mathematician Hannah Fry does — and gives a few formulas for finding The One.

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American society has branded marriage as an institution of love, and yet we cling to old-fashioned narratives about divorce. Astro Teller and Danielle Teller argue that this is harmful to individuals, couples — and society at large.

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Psychologist Guy Winch shares some practical tips for soothing the sting of rejection.

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Philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio argues that the quest to be the perfect lover is a distinctly modern delusion — and that it erodes the very relationships we seek to strengthen. Here’s why we should forget about performance and instead seek a less than perfect union.

The state of affairs: Cheating in the age of transparency | ideas.ted.com

Esther Perel explains why she wants to introduce a new conversation about affairs, to examine why they happen, what they mean, and what can be done once they are exposed.

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Dave Isay shares ten love stories that have been shared in Storycorps booths across America. Warning: bring tissues.

Esther Perel on the secret to sustaining desire.