Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
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  • 1
    Ep. 1: I've Had Better | Esther Perel

    Ep. 1: I've Had Better

    • ORIGINAL (46 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
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    Performance
    (120)
    Story
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    [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 communication.

    This lady understands humanity.

    Personally, I am a fan of Polyamory but I love listening to this woman's take on relationships.

    Whichever methodology you choose it's clear..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 July 2017 by Shane ()
  • 2
    Ep. 2: Motherless Women | Esther Perel

    Ep. 2: Motherless Women

    • ORIGINAL (35 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    [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.

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 July 2017 by Cherie Nelson ()
  • 3
    Ep. 3: Speak to Me in French | Esther Perel

    Ep. 3: Speak to Me in French

    • ORIGINAL (38 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    [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 new sexual relationship.

    Step outside yourself

    I'm finding these sessions very interesting, so personal and yet you are drawn in with them wanting to help. Ester is the master at guiding the couple..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Heyjools187 (Perth Western Australia)
  • 4
    Ep. 4: The Addict | Esther Perel

    Ep. 4: The Addict

    • ORIGINAL (38 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (51)

    [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.

    Helpful, healing

    I feel the dialogue could have been more compassionately focused on the husband, and offered him more space to freely, without interruption, explore a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 July 2017 by Mexico Rosel ()
  • 5
    Ep. 5: Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man | Esther Perel

    Ep. 5: Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man

    • ORIGINAL (42 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    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.

    Struggled to finish

    An extremely personal account felt like prying in a very private conversation. It was quite uncomfortable to hear.

    Reviewed on 20 July 2017 by Anonymous ()
  • 6
    Ep. 6: There's You There's Me and There's Us | Esther Perel

    Ep. 6: There's You There's Me and There's Us

    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (38)

    [Contains mature themes] They have been together for 17 years, best friends and partners who, despite their loving and positive relationship, they go months without connecting sexually.

    A privilege to listen to.

    Listening to this is a privilege- both to share in the couple's exquisite vulnerability and to witness Perel's insightful skill as a therapist. Regard..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 July 2017 by E JOHN MARSH ()
  • 7
    Ep. 7: Tell Me I'm Not Alone | Esther Perel

    Ep. 7: Tell Me I'm Not Alone

    • ORIGINAL (39 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (28)

    A young family, a 16-year age difference, and a wife who used an extra-marital relationship to find independence.

    Touching

    The guy connects his current feelings of abandonment with his childhood loss.. enlightening brilliant

    Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Jacqui Daniels-Gillen ()
  • 8
    Ep. 8: Sexlessness | Esther Perel

    Ep. 8: Sexlessness

    • ORIGINAL (33 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    [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.

    Enjoyed

    I enjoyed every one of these episodes. So personal, touching and enlightening. Love them a lot!

    Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Anonymous ()
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    Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched | Esther Perel

    Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched

    • ORIGINAL (36 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    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.

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  • 10
    Ep. 10: I Can't Give You a Child | Esther Perel

    Ep. 10: I Can't Give You a Child

    • ORIGINAL (40 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    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.

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