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Ep. 2: Motherless Women Radio/TV Program

Ep. 2: Motherless Women

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[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 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.

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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    Cherie Nelson 20/07/2017
    Cherie Nelson 20/07/2017
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    "For anyone who struggles with parenting and the roles each person plays"

    The reluctantly listened to this episode and I'll admit I thought "but this will be geared more toward same-sex couples" and therefore not relevant to me. What was clear after listening to Esther work through this couple and the dynamics of their relationship was that I assumed that my parenting issues in my own relationship were based on gender. I couldn't be more wrong and for the first time I looked at my own relationship in terms of 'roles' instead of gender-roles. Extremely enlightening and insightful.

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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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    "very interesting "

    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
  • 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • John M.
    Iphone
    20/08/17
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    "Never think everything is ok"
    What did you like best about Ep. 2: Motherless Women? What did you like least?

    I ended up getting them all. This isn't my type of listening option but she bought up sever good thing that I known I have taken for granted thinking all was ok when really what men and women think are polar opposite. Believe it or not I have tried some suggestion and they work. But we never had issues as bad as these people, but it make you thing dont take things for granted.


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  • Pen Name
    11/08/17
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    "Incredible"

    Esther Perel is an incredible and insightful person.

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    These words are extra to meet the minimum requirement for a review

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  • Anonymous
    9/08/17
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    "Yes"

    Forgetting gender roles and understanding personality type and childhood conditioning and how that plays in to intimacy. Its not as sinple as "let's just have more sex" helpful for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stacey
    5/08/17
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    "Learn how to ask"

    Do you know how to ask for things you want or need? Do you know how to express yourself? Does your partner know how to listen? If not, this one is for you. Save yourself $ by going to a therapist over and over and listen to this instead with your loved one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R. MCRACKAN
    Raleigh, NC
    3/08/17
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    "Another beautiful session"
    Any additional comments?

    I love hearing Perel help the couples in this series and this is no exception. At times it feels like she's speaking to my life. Those times are extremely comforting to be reminded that my problems aren't so unique and I'm not alone in these experiences which can feel so isolating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    2/08/17
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    "it's really profound"

    I recommend it for whom is struggling with couples life and marriage..so everyone should listen! even only to get communication tips.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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