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Ep. 2: Motherless Women Radio/TV Program

Ep. 2: Motherless Women

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[Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time. 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 helps them reframe each of their roles in terms of what they uniquely contribute.

Step into the office of renowned relationship therapist and TED Talk sensation Esther Perel, and listen in as she counsels couples in crisis due to infidelity, sexlessness, loss, and disconnection. The result? Astonishing insights on how they can make love work – and takeaways for you on ways to repair and restore your own relationships. This weekly, 10-part premium podcast is available for free through mid-July.

About Esther:

Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships. A celebrated psychotherapist who has helmed a private practice in New York City since 1983, she has over three decades of experience navigating the intricacies of love and desire.

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    Heyjools187 Perth Western Australia 07/07/2017
    Heyjools187 Perth Western Australia 07/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    I didn't really relate to this episode but found it interesting how the issue was discussed

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  • Jeanne F.
    Pennsylvania, US
    7/06/17
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    "Insightful therapist"

    Esther cuts through the talk and finds the roots of the issues. Fascinating. Looking forward to hearing other episodes.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer N Hudson
    15/06/17
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    "roles"

    I enjoyed listening to the session and how the conversation began leaving one person neglected, and by the end undersranding where the neglected came from. Ester gives sone techniques on how to relate and speak differently and encourages the other person to ask for what they want and not expect their partner to just know.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • J and M
    San Leandro, CA, United States
    29/05/17
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    "Another good episode!"

    Another good episode. I think it touched upon many issues people have once children enter the mix. Finding balance gets hard and is, or should be, a constant goal. But, overall, it seems more helpful when both parties are engaged in the needs of the children. Saying you aren't good at something goes out the window with kids. You learn to become an expert on whatever they need, whether it's natural, foreign, you, not you, etc. If I could have not done and learned all the things I needed to in order to meet my kids needs, well, wouldn't that have been nice. And, if only one person is doing it because the other person seems to do it naturally, or they use it being "out of their comfort zone or not their thing" to not engage, intimacy goes out the window because someone has no backup to take on the mental and physical load of meeting the needs of kids. You can't leave one person exhausting themselves while they take care of the needs of the kids because it's just not you, but in the same breath expect them to take care of your needs too. BUT, in this case, by the same token, ignoring the needs of the other and not stating your own gets complicated too. Sometimes you have to say, well if you'll step out of your comfort zone and jump knee deep into the unknown of parenting life and help, then maybe I'd have some energy for anything else. Definitely seemed like both had some work to do to make things work.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Melissa Gonzales
    12/07/17
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    "Very helpful"

    I have been having a communication issue with my oldest daughter. I raised her and her little sister in a very challenging home. My oldest was my savior. My baby yet also my confidant. I can see how the abuse we all experienced with my ex caused her to be a mom to me at times too. This has lead her to seek the love of older men and now separate herself from me not only through physical distance but also through little communication. It hurts me badly and having this new insight will hopefully help me to bridge the distance through better understanding of her perspective. More mothers and fathers should listen and read your counseling sessions. I have learned a great deal and I am looking forward to a better life with the new insight. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Koenigs
    5/07/17
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    "Excellent work, but I wish I could tell the voices apart"

    This was excellent work with thoughtful pacing, but I had a very hard time telling apart the Brazilian-Canadian woman and the Finnish-Canadian woman in conversation. It resulted in me listening with a mild confusion through the entire piece, for I wasn't sure who was the needy one, or whose mother died vs whose didn't.

    Aside from the confusion, the story and advice therein is very heartwarming. I walked away with extra tools and awareness for my own marriage.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marla C. Parker
    Los Gatos, CA United States
    5/07/17
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    "Such a lyrical illustration"

    While episode 1 was a bit of a challenge to listen to, this one was pure enlightenment and pleasure, if sometimes painful pleasure. I am a heterosexual mom with adult kids, and we had a decade of au pairs when kids were young, yet I had little idea of my own needs or desires before kids and absolutely none, zip, zilch after!

    I read MIC in 2012 and again recently. It made a lot more sense this time, and this podcast is an excellent illustration of many points from that book.

    THANK YOU to the women who shared in this episode.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • tarafarah7: Tara Brown
    Grand Rapids, MI
    2/07/17
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    "Useful information!"

    Hello, again! Epidose 2 in the Where Should We Begin? series by Esther Perel is titled Motherless Women amd runs about 35min. The discussion focuses on the relationship of two women who are married and the different roles we tend to take on when it comes to our household and children, as well as what is also lost during this process. It was interesting to listen to each of the women explain what they need/want from one another in order to feel loved and appreciated. If you have read the book The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, some of what the women discuss comes from the activities in that book, I believe. We are all unique to one another in thoughts, feelings, personalities, looks...wants.....and, needs. For that reason, I think it is important to pay attention to your significant other and really dig deep into discovering what makes him/her feel loved, appreciated, and truly happy. We tend to make the assumption that everyone gives and accepts love the same way that you do. No...make sure you don't do that! Make sure you are meeting the other person's needs, not your own. He/She might not appreciate the same things as you. In that case, love him/her differently. When in a relationship, our goal is to make the other person feel loved and happy, regarless of how romantic, practical, or ridiculous it may seem to us. When we can start loving others in ways they need, the world may be a more loving place to be! :-)

    Looking forward to Episode 3! Start listening to this awesome new series on Audible today - stream or download. Thank you for reading review. :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Junction City, CA USA
    30/06/17
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    "Wonderful insight"

    Thought provoking. Its as if I were in the session. I have work to do.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ragna
    25/06/17
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    "Genius"

    Esther Perel is A genius!! Helpful and gives new perspective. so very interesting to listen. thank you EP and Audible..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Benn Kovco
    20/06/17
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    "Same sex couple - finally!"

    It's such a relief and pleasure to hear couples therapy actually focus on a same-sex couple. Most relationship approaches say the theory applies to all sexual orientations but go on to focus and give examples only of heterosexual couples. I myself am straight but grew up with lesbian moms so have an acute awareness of relationship across the spectrums. Thank you so much for giving space for this lived reality!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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