05:31
Why Tiny Things About Our Partners Drive Us Mad
by The School...
24 hours ago ∗ Views: 72,780
Frequently the flashpoints in our relationships come not around large themes, but strangely and almost humiliatingly small issues, like crumbs near th...
06:07
How to Have a Good Conversation
by The School...
4 days ago ∗ Views: 251,288
We too often imagine that 'good conversations' are things we fall into out of luck. Far from it, knowing how to have a good conversation is a skill th...
03:39
How to Be Sad
by The School...
6 days ago ∗ Views: 212,231
There is such pressure on us to be cheerful. And yet in order properly to be content, we need to learn, sometimes, the art of being constructively in ...
04:32
Why It’s OK to Compromise in Love
by The School...
1 week ago ∗ Views: 221,473
We often believe that compromise in love is the enemy of good relationships. In fact, it is only via compromise that we can ever have any kind of rela...
10:28
LITERATURE - Samuel Beckett
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 86,021
Samuel Beckett is perhaps the greatest playwright of the 20th century, and the author of the masterpiece, Waiting for Godot. It's hard to understand t...
04:48
What Is Narcissism?
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 294,721
Narcissism is the word we routinely use to describe someone self-satisfied and arrogant. But what do we really mean by the word – and are we applyin...
05:27
How to Seduce Someone on a Date
by The School...
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 432,815
The clue to good seduction is signalling a realistic yet loving assessment of the other; and a modest, intelligent relationship with one's own flaws. ...
06:15
Daddy Issues
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 352,167
We're used to being rather mean about people who have 'daddy issues'. We should be more careful and more kind. Daddy issues can lead to the worst kind...
02:50
Why Love Involves Teaching
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 228,185
We often equate true love with being accepted 'for who we really are'. But given how many flaws we all have, true love has to include a process of mut...
04:33
How To Be A Man
by The School...
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 417,754
The idea of manliness has grown indelibly associated with the idea of being cool. We'd be wiser to shift the masculine ideal towards a new idea: warmt...
03:33
Good Enough Is Good Enough
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 284,783
We frequently ask ourselves to be not merely good, but perfection. Our perfectionism makes us sick. We need to learn to accept the virtue of being 'go...
04:30
How To Keep Growing Up
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 353,636
We have a very close sense of the stages of development of small children. But what about adults? How do we keep developing once we are 'grown up'?
03:25
Why We (Sometimes) Wish Those We Love Might Die
by The School...
4 weeks ago ∗ Views: 177,807
In the privacy of our own minds, we sometimes imagine the strangest, ghastliest things happening to those we love. We're not insane, simply up against...
02:25
Why We Had to Go to Germany
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 193,430
The School of Life has opened a branch in Germany, in Berlin. Please come to visit us for a chat and a class: http://www.theschooloflife.com/berlin Fi...
03:19
How Do You Like to Be Comforted?
by The School...
1 month ago ∗ Views: 219,542
To make a relationship work, it's vital to try to understand how your partner wants you to behave when they are sad and down. Surprisingly, all of us ...