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[Contains mature themes] A young family, a 16-year age difference, and a wife who used an extra-marital relationship to find independence. They’ve made the choice to forgive and rebuild, but that doesn’t wipe away the pain of the betrayal. Esther coaches them through how to approach the emotional repercussions of the affair. .

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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One sided

Usually I love this podcast, but I think there's something missing with this one. The man's feeling like "he was holding down the home while she was pursuing her career" is a little bit of a double standard. Men have been doing that to their women who are stuck at home for centuries. It doesnt make him special. He's projecting all these things from his childhood (alcoholic father, death of surrogate father) onto his wife, who he moved to America when she was very young. Clearly it was a mistake to marry so young so if you cant forgive and move on then just...move on. It seems like he just wants to be mad forever.

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She is one my favorite authors

I absolutely love listening to the live sessions of people going through therapy
These have helped me so much

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  • Shannon
  • BROOMFIELD, CO, United States
  • 08-24-17

She missed a big point

I *love* Esther Perel and I am really impressed with these sessions. In this one I think she really missed the fact that this guy is a perpetual victim and has some deep personal problems that need to be worked out. She brushed on it a bit but really dismissed it as a problem and that was a bit disappointing.

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Helpful

I found this, as well as many other Esther Perel sessions to hold a Great message!

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The best so far!

This episode was amazing. As a society we need to understand the vulnerability of men and hold women accountable for their actions and how those actions hurt the men in our lives. Being a strong women is a whole package.

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best episode yet

i loved the depth of this episode and what it uncovered. Esther has a gift.

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Timely and poignant

So touching and concise. The couple got down to brass tacks. Deeper emotional wounding happening before affair; examination of own life messages. She's an excellent counselor!

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Empathy lessons

Esther Perel is a master mediator who takes no sides and helps her subjects become aware, probably for the first time, of their past pain bodies and how they play out in the present. She has profoundly 'simple' ways of revealing truths that can enable people to awaken to self and other and begin healing. I've heard all of her programs and can't recommend them enough ... if you're a human being, you'll benefit.

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Accountability.ownership

Didn't like this one. This guy deserved more of a reassurance and explanation from his wife. Esther was soft and there seemed to be zero accountability, zero ownership and zero discipline on the wife's part. If you want to experiment sexually don't get married or at least tell the guy you're marrying you want an open relationship. She's having her cake and eating it too.

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Wow

Esther Perel had amazing wisdom and understanding of the human struggle. I always come away from listening to her sound council a little wiser and wishing to apply these practical tools into my relationship with my husband. She really cares for the people she councils and successfully help keep couples together.

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  • Claudine
  • 09-25-18

Amazing work!

These podcasts are an amazing gift for those who want to learn from and experience Esther at work!

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  • Jacqui Daniels-Gillen
  • 07-08-17

Touching

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

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