Walter Riso explains in this video that love is a public health issue, as half of the consultations he receives are related to love, and only 30-35% of couples are doing well in their relationships. Love is a personal and social construction that has evolved over time, and he believes that good love is vital, but one should avoid bad love and be willing to confront and endure loneliness if necessary. Riso discusses various factors that can negatively impact relationships, such as narcissism, social media, and unrealistic beauty standards. He emphasizes the importance of the three pillars in a relationship: agape, philia, and eros, and that real attraction is due to more primal elements such as the immune system and chemistry. Lastly, he notes that accepting one's flaws while recognizing the potential for growth and change is crucial for personal growth and healthy relationships.
Walter Riso talks about various aspects of relationships and why they fail. He emphasizes the importance of valuing oneself for who they are, rather than what they have or represent, and balancing individualism with cooperativism in relationships. Riso advises maintaining personal space and boundaries, recognizing compatibility with personalities, and respecting human rights. He suggests cognitive behavioral therapy to evaluate compatibility and emphasizes the importance of having a similar worldview in relationships. Additionally, he stresses that love cannot be used as an excuse to violate someone's human rights. He encourages people to read his book without anesthesia or painkillers to improve their relationships.