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

Narrated by: Esther Perel
Length: 41 mins
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[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.

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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2 major topics that speak to everyone!!

This one covers the insecurities Men feel when not being able to provide financially and the loss that women may feel when they are not able to “provide” by way of birthing a biological child... this is a very good episode that can connect across many cultures.

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Esther Goes in a Surprising Direction

The title tells you what the couple are coming in to talk about, but you'll be surprised where Esther takes the conversation. Insightful in a way I hadn't expected.

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Profound

Deeply profound . The vulnerability, the honesty, the willingness for this couple to he be there for each other and above all the compassionate wisdom of Esther. I listened to 9 episodes in less then 24 hours. I cried and laughed with all the couples as I struggle with my own issues . For ever grateful

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Best Episode of Season 1!

If you could sum up Episode 10 in a few words, what would they be?
Great!

Would you listen to Esther again? Why?
Yes, definitely. Esther is a master of her craft.

What was the most compelling aspect of this episode?
The change of thought and reasoning in the middle of the episode.

Any additional comments?
Looking forward to Season 2!

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Probably the weakest in the series

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This episode, while good, was not great. I enjoyed the others much more. In part it's probably because this is the one I could least relate to. So your mileage may vary.

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Breathtakingly Poignant

This one hit home for me; putting in words many things that I couldn't articulate. By listening in on these sessions, it is as if I'm going through therapy too. Thanks you!

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I absolutely love the entire series

this Series has open my eyes to how deep our problems can go. sometimes we don't even realize what the real issue is.

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Wonderful pod cast

Every time I listen to Esther work with a couple I learn something that helps me in my own relationship. Even though the topic may have nothing to do with me the issues between couples and how they communicate can usually be applied to any relationship. This episode examines how assumptions can lead to misunderstandings and how being afraid to ask for what you want can lead to resentments and loneliness . Check it out!

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Beautiful

I wish I could others the same way. It takes courage and humility, I think. Wow! I am touched. I think they need to share more, but what happens afterward can only be better for them, if they remain authentic.

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Writing the same review of the whole set of these

So I'm not going to review each of these individually. They're all a great listen and I can't recommend one over the others. If you're in a place in your relationship where you're not happy and looking for steps you could take these are a great place to start. Esther does one-off sessions with these people and helps these see what is going on, and what they can do to change things. You don't have to be going through the exact same scenario to see some common threads, and find bits and pieces that will be helpful to you.

I'm going to leave the same review for each of these as you should really listen to all of them, rather than trying to pick and choose which you might find relevant.

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  • 08-20-17

Fantastic

Great to listen to by therapists in training and any couple or anyone who would want to be part of a couple.

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  • 10-09-17

Love Esther!

I identified with so much of what was shared with Esther, I love her compassion, her openness and her authenticity;)