Whether you are looking for ideas or simply curious about what makes for successful relationships, here are some of the best TED Talks to watch.

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

All relationships are built on human connections. And the ability to empathize with another person is one of the things that help in building good relationships. In this talk, Brené Brown shares some of the things she discovered and realized from doing research on human connection. An insightful take on empathy, love, and belongingness.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin: A hilarious celebration of lifelong female friendship

Lifelong friends are among the best things anyone can have in life. Decades-long friends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin share their thoughts on female friendship, living well, and feminism among others.

Jenna McCarthy: What you don’t know about marriage

In this talk, Jenna McCarthy shares some insights on what makes a marriage work. She also talks about how understanding one’s self and strengths and acknowledging risk factors can help in building a good marriage relationship.

Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

Whatever type of relationship you are trying to build or preserve, the ability to listen is an important skill to have. Here, Julian Treasure shares five ways to listen better and build a world of connection and understanding.

Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger shares insights from a 75-year old study. Access on data on satisfaction and happiness taught him important lessons that include how good relationships are indeed important to wellbeing.

Yann Dall’Aglio: Love — you’re doing it wrong

Philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio talks about connection in a more individualistic world. He shares how love, tenderness, and connecting with others may be easier than it may initially seem.