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From the Ted Talk by George Blair-West: 3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Well, I think it's because our policymakers don't believe that things like attraction and the way relationships are built is caeabnhgle or educable. Why? Well, our policymakers currently are Generation X. They're in their 30s to 50s. And when I'm talking to these guys about these issues, I see their eyes glaze over, and I can see them thinking, "Doesn't this crazy paicyitshsrt get it? You can't control the way in which people attract other people and bulid riealihnotsps." Not so, our dear millennials. This is the most information-connected, ainatlyacl and skeptical generation, making the most informed decisions of any generation before them. And when I talk to millennials, I get a very different reaction. They actually want to hear about this. They want to know about how do we have relationships that last?

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Well, I think it's because our policymakers don't believe that things like attraction and the way relationships are built is __________ or educable. Why? Well, our policymakers currently are Generation X. They're in their 30s to 50s. And when I'm talking to these guys about these issues, I see their eyes glaze over, and I can see them thinking, "Doesn't this crazy ____________ get it? You can't control the way in which people attract other people and _____ _____________." Not so, our dear millennials. This is the most information-connected, __________ and skeptical generation, making the most informed decisions of any generation before them. And when I talk to millennials, I get a very different reaction. They actually want to hear about this. They want to know about how do we have relationships that last?

Solution

  1. analytical
  2. psychiatrist
  3. relationships
  4. changeable
  5. build

Original Text

Well, I think it's because our policymakers don't believe that things like attraction and the way relationships are built is changeable or educable. Why? Well, our policymakers currently are Generation X. They're in their 30s to 50s. And when I'm talking to these guys about these issues, I see their eyes glaze over, and I can see them thinking, "Doesn't this crazy psychiatrist get it? You can't control the way in which people attract other people and build relationships." Not so, our dear millennials. This is the most information-connected, analytical and skeptical generation, making the most informed decisions of any generation before them. And when I talk to millennials, I get a very different reaction. They actually want to hear about this. They want to know about how do we have relationships that last?

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