Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love

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About This Audible Original

For her latest Audible Original, Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites you to listen to private and intimate conversations exploring the evolution of relationships. Hear six sets of people at different points in their quest for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a step-mother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a non-binary child desperate to connect with their single mother, a divorced couple whose two-household relationship may prove that marriage doesn’t have to end after divorce, and more. Listen and better understand your own relationships through the struggles of these people and Esther’s remarkable insights.

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About the Author and Performer

Esther Perel, the New York Times best-selling author of The State of Affairs, has transformed the conversation on what it means to be in love and have a thriving intimate relationship. For the past thirty-five years, she has worked with thousands of couples around the world who have grappled with a variety of relational challenges – from intimacy to infidelity. In addition to providing therapeutic sessions for clients in her New York City private practice, Perel consults and speaks regularly on erotic intelligence, conflict resolution, and human connection. Weaving true love stories with incisive psychological and cultural analysis, she invites listeners into a revealing exploration of modern marriage. Her provocative audio series, Where Should We Begin? is an Audible Original.

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liked even when I expected not to

I really enjoyed learning to the different struggles that couples and families have and Dr. Perel's ability to get them to explore their feelings and emotions in a supportive way.
I picked the book as it was the 2nd pick and closest thing to something I was interested in. I was sad when it ended as I really enjoyed all the guiding advice.
Give it a try. I think you will not regret it.

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Ester Perel Will Transform Your Relationships

I first heard Ester Perel on a podcast about regaining intimacy in relationships where infidelity has occurred. Her ideas were like a breath of fresh air. It was like she had turn on a light in my thought process that I never realized had been turned off in the first place. I then found her podcast, Where Should We Begin, and was floored by the vulnerability of the couples she interviewed. We can all see ourselves in each and every couple; recognize their challenges and accomplishments in our own lives. Esther has this talent of revealing what is at the core of each couples issues, in a way that has them, and you as a listener, going, “ah-ha!” Her podcast is so exceptional, and her books are as well. If you ever want to listen to the stories of others, empathize with them, learn from them, then Esther Perel’s work is for you.

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  • Rada
  • Seattle
  • 10-05-18

wow.

like seriously. I dislike podcast but this..is..amazing and you can learn so much from it to help your own relationship become stronger. to understand your partner more and just learn be a better person. Try it, if you dislike it just return but I strongly recommended everyone to try this book :)

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Fantastic

I laughed. I cried. I resonated. I had no idea how great this would be. What a wonderful gift to be a part of the opening of awareness and insight.

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Not what I expected, in a good way

Very engaging, I shed a tear with each couple 😢
thankfully, there was no man-bashing!

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Could not get through the first chapter

This is more of a podcast type story than a book type story. Lots of crying and sobbing in the first 10 minutes. Just not cup of tea.

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boring

slow and selfish people who care more about themselves than the person they are supose to love.

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  • kaylady
  • Morgan Hill, CA US
  • 10-13-18

Interesting

This program gives you a brief view into five relationships and how they each handle different issues and challenges.

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Esther Perel

Enjoyed it, I Learned Something New And It Was Like A Couple Documentary...With Insights And Perspectives...I Would Recomend Esther Perel to A friend As Well.

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I couldn't be stop listening! Interesting

This was fascinating... and relatable, but also totally unrelatable. That's why it fascinated me. Intriguing.

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  • Grant Dewar
  • 10-14-18

Outstanding insight with compassion

Esther and her participants show profound courage to reach new insights about what it is to love in all its forms.