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From the Ted Talk by Mandy Len Catron: A better way to talk about love

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This version of love is not about wininng or losing someone's affection. Instead, it requires that you trust your partner and talk about things when trusting feels difficult, which snuods so simple, but is actually a kind of revolutionary, radical act. This is because you get to stop thinking about yourself and what you're giinnag or losing in your relationship, and you get to start thinking about what you have to offer. This voiresn of love allows us to say things like, "Hey, we're not very good collaborators. Maybe this isn't for us." Or, "That relationship was shorter than I had planned, but it was still kind of baiuutfel."

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This version of love is not about _______ or losing someone's affection. Instead, it requires that you trust your partner and talk about things when trusting feels difficult, which ______ so simple, but is actually a kind of revolutionary, radical act. This is because you get to stop thinking about yourself and what you're _______ or losing in your relationship, and you get to start thinking about what you have to offer. This _______ of love allows us to say things like, "Hey, we're not very good collaborators. Maybe this isn't for us." Or, "That relationship was shorter than I had planned, but it was still kind of _________."

Solution

  1. winning
  2. sounds
  3. beautiful
  4. gaining
  5. version

Original Text

This version of love is not about winning or losing someone's affection. Instead, it requires that you trust your partner and talk about things when trusting feels difficult, which sounds so simple, but is actually a kind of revolutionary, radical act. This is because you get to stop thinking about yourself and what you're gaining or losing in your relationship, and you get to start thinking about what you have to offer. This version of love allows us to say things like, "Hey, we're not very good collaborators. Maybe this isn't for us." Or, "That relationship was shorter than I had planned, but it was still kind of beautiful."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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mental illness 2
romantic love 2
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Important Words

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