Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
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Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So.. where should we begin? New episode every Friday, starting Oct. 20th. Season 2 drops on Audible Oct. 24th.
||ExplicitS2 Ep. 8: I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife||Almost two years ago her husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease. They have three kids, a mortgage to pay, and he has developed some compulsive behaviors he isn't proud of. Esther helps them learn how to turn off the...||27 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2: Ep. 7: I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head||[Contains mature themes] After a discovery in her doctor's office, a woman realizes her husband has been unfaithful. While betrayed and angry, she still feels a desire to stick it out for the sake of the kids. He, meanwhile, is desperate to find a way..||20 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Ep. 6: You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married||[Contains mature themes] They’ve been together for more than a decade, but this isn’t the first time they’ve separated. Stuck in a cycle of explosive escalations, a husband and wife want to make it work but can’t break their habit of going for..||13 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Ep. 5: Questions You Aren't Allowed to Ask||[Contains mature themes] What began as an eight-year affair between two women has stretched into a 19-year partnership. But despite their private commitment to one another, they’ve never quite managed to move beyond the shame of their origin story....||6 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Ep. 4: Leaving the Shame Behind||A young couple has endured a series of crises early in their marriage, from a benign brain tumor to a serious car crash to the husband’s near-fatal heart attack. Following his recovery, he’s adapting to new physical limitations, while she says the..||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Ep. 3: Ms. Entitlement and Mr. Sacrifice Out On a Date||[Contains mature themes] An on-again, off-again couple in their fifties, dating in a post-divorce landscape, are struggling with different world views, priorities and sexual interests. Recognizing that their polarized dynamic takes the fun out of...||23 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Ep.2: I Want to Feel Wanted||After ten years, a husband tells his wife he no longer wishes to be married. A month later, stuck in limbo, they come to Esther. She helps them have an honest conversation about their expectations, desires, and the ways in which their role as parents...||16 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS2 Ep. 1: You Need Help to Help Her||[Contains mature themes] A husband and wife are united in their desire to help their daughter, two years after she suffered a breakdown and moved home, shutting herself off from her family and friends. Esther urges them to examine the way pressure and..||8 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 10: I Can’t Give You a Child||[Contains mature themes] A woman realizes she doesn’t want to have children and comes to Esther for help expressing this to her husband, who passionately wishes to be a father. But often the stories people come in with are not the ones they take home.||30 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn’t Like to be Touched||[Contains mature themes] A newly-married couple comes to Esther for guidance on how to create a space of safety and physical intimacy, while also giving voice to past trauma.||23 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1 Ep. 8: Sexlessness||[Contains mature themes] A couple are first-generation children of immigrants, raised to believe sex should only take place in a marriage. Now that sex isn’t forbidden, it’s deeply uninteresting…to one of them.||17 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 7: Tell Me I'm Not Alone||[Contains mature themes] A young family, a ten-year age difference, and a wife who found independence through an extra-marital relationship. They’ve decided to forgive and rebuild, but the pain of the betrayal remains.||9 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 6: There's You There's Me and There's Us||[Contains mature themes] They have been together for 17 years, best friends and partners who, despite their loving and positive relationship, go months without connecting sexually.||2 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 5: Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man||[Contains Mature themes.] A man has struggled with impotence for over two decades. His wife, in despair over her feelings of hopelessness in the bedroom, seeks relief for her sexual frustration and feelings of resentment.||26 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 4: The Addict||[Contains mature themes] They’re grandparents, with a 40-year love story and a stable, happy marriage. But one of them had quite a few secrets. Esther gives them some tools to navigate and support each other's experiences.||19 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 3: Speak to Me in French||[Contains mature themes] A husband and wife met while deeply committed to the evangelical faith and didn’t kiss until their wedding day; for her, that kiss felt like “kissing her brother.” Esther gets creative in an effort to help them create a...||8 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 2: Motherless Women||[Contains mature themes] A couple with two small children are at physical and emotional odds in their relationship. One has given herself over entirely to the children, while the other struggles to find her place within the family dynamic. Esther...||8 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS1 Ep. 1: I've Had Better||[Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their...||8 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrologue||Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity to sexlessness to loss, it’s a space for people to...||17 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
You might think ‘listening in’ to other people’s therapy sessions have nothing to be with you, but the truth is, it offers you the chance to look within yourself and in a strange way, reminds you that you are not alone in your issues.
This series is raw, honest and at times painfully difficult to listen to. But Perel is so intuitive and so instinctive. There’s nothing but the truth here.
I loved every episode. We need a new series!
I stumbled across this podcast this morning and am already towards the end of Series 1. Very, very enlightening series - every word Esther utters contains so much sense and yet she is never prescriptive and never puts words into her clients’ mouths. A real gem to have found!
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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