Embracing Pluralism: The Future of Relationships | Jacob Goldsmith | TEDxRushU

With marriage rates on the decline in the US and abroad, what does the future of romantic relationship look like? Rather than predicting the death of marriage, I talk about the rise of pluralism; the idea that there is more than one right way of doing relationships. Considering the history of relationships as well as present trends, I discuss pluralism as a way of reducing stigma and increasing personal responsibility in defining the kind of relationship that works best for each person. Dr. Jacob Goldsmith is the Associate Clinical Director of the Epstein Center for the Study of Psychotherapy Change, at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute, and a Clinical Lecturer in Psychology at Northwestern University. Dr. Goldsmith maintains a clinical practice with a broad focus on young adults, including work on identity development, sexual identity, and relationship problems. He teaches, writes, and conducts research on issues related to young adulthood, client-therapist relationships, and empirically-informed therapy. He has lectured and presented nationally and internationally on topics such as transition to adulthood, young adult romantic relationships, parents’ relationships with young adults, gender and sexuality, and empirically-informed therapy. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Kevin m: Great effing job brother! So very well put. Much love to you!

Aye Aye Ron: im 29 year old male and i already know i will never get married. Long term relationships with millennial women is impossible for someone with my old school personality. im never going to have the financial opportunities to make money like my parents did so i see it as irresponsible to have children if i dont have the money for it

DarthYuYevon: Finally, a speaker that talks about this stuff without having an agenda pushing one idea for relationships as somehow the superior idea. There are so many speakers who push the idea that Polyamory is the natural relationship and monogamy is wrong, and then there's the folks who claim that monogamy is the only way, and then there's the people who say marriage is stupid, etc. He actually acknowledges that it all depends on the person. Smart guy. Good job. Too bad he didn't get the number of views as the con artists like Eshter out there speaking about this.

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