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The Psychology of Crazy Stupid Love by Dr Katherine Bejanyan
We’ve been taught that as long as two people really love each other, things will work out - the important part is finding love, the rest will fall into place. Over and over again movies, songs and stories remind us of the importance of finding that special person who will transform our lives with true love. Disney films end with ‘happily ever after’ when the two protagonists finally find each other and come together. But is love only about finding the right person? And is a great relationship merely built on finding true love? And if this is the case, then why are divorce rates ever growing? Did those marriages never truly have love or is there something more to love that we don’t realise? Most people forget love is a feeling and like any other feeling – happiness, sadness, excitement – it can be transient; just because you have it, doesn’t mean it’ll always stay that way. So if you’re solely building your “forever” relationship on the feeling of love, you’re taking a big chance. Long-term love and success in a relationship require more than finding the right partner. Too much of our culture focuses on the quest for love without considering its substance. The truth is, falling in love and sustaining it are two different things and confusing the two can lead to heartache. In this talk, we will focus on the what love is, why we need it, and how to make it a success in your relationship over the long run. Speaker: Dr Kathrine Bejanyan Dr Kathrine Bejanyan is a practising therapist in Central London. Her work focuses on love, dating and relationships with couples and individuals. Dr Bejanyan holds a PhD in Social Psychology and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology. She is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy with a license as a Marriage Family Therapist from the United States. Dr Bejanyan’s PhD research focused on romantic relationships cross-culturally where she studied love, mate selection and anticipated difficulties in marital life in the East and West. She currently sees clients for therapy or relationship consulting and also does teaching and lecturing throughout London.

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What we're about

Welcome to Interesting Talks London. Interesting Talks has been going for 7 years and is the largest Personal Development Meetup group in the World. We are also one of the highest rated groups in the UK.

Interesting Talks is a weekly Meetup that takes place in Earl's Court. Each event we have a featured speaker who gives a 90 minute presentation on a specific topic. The events are held in a pub so it is fun and social. All the talks are presented from professional speakers and are practical.

All the events are professionally managed, well attended and filled with amazing people. At every event, 90% of the people come on their own. We welcome anyone who wants to come along to learn some amazing stuff and also to meet new people.

This is a very friendly and welcoming group and we look forward to seeing you at future events.

5 reasons why you should join Interesting Talks;

1. Meet amazing new people with a passion for learning

2. Get to hear some of the best speakers from around the world in an intimate setting

3. Learn about a range of subjects

4. All events are expertly organised

5. It is AMAZING value for money

Here are some reasons why you might not attend;

1) You don't want to come on your own.

Over 90% of the people who attend Interesting Talks come on their own and are looking to meet new people. This is as much a place to meet people as it is to hear great talks.

I will ensure that from as soon as you arrive you will feel welcome. I set people topics to actually talk about before the speaker comes on too. Let me break the awkward silence for you!

2) You don't want the hard sell for products and/or services.

I hate hard sell events. If an event is free, it will probably end up costing you something!

At Interesting Talks, the majority of the speakers have a book, product or service of some kind in relation to the subject they are speaking about. At the end of their talk they may give you a bit of information about whatever this is, however this is no hard sell of any kind.

So don't worry, if you don't want to further your relationship with the speakers, there is no pressure to do so.

3) You are a single girl and not sure if you should come on your own.

I have worked hard to make Interesting Talks a very safe environment for women to attend. Probably 60%+ of those attend are women. Please see the feedback in the group reviews and individual events to see what they have to say.

We have so many great talks lined up for you. So go ahead and get booking.

Matt Kendall

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