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Ep. 2: Motherless Women Radio/TV Program

Ep. 2: Motherless Women

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[Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time. 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. This weekly, 10-part premium podcast is available for free through mid-July.

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.

Listen to the entire series (with new episodes every Friday) for free through mid-July at audible.com/esther.

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    Jeanne F. 06-07-17
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    Esther cuts through the talk and finds the roots of the issues. Fascinating. Looking forward to hearing other episodes.

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    Jennifer N Hudson 06-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    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.

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    J and M 05-29-17
    J and M 05-29-17 Member Since 2015
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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.

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    Benn Kovco 06-20-17
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    "Same sex couple - finally!"

    It's such a relief and pleasure to hear couples therapy actually focus on a same-sex couple. Most relationship approaches say the theory applies to all sexual orientations but go on to focus and give examples only of heterosexual couples. I myself am straight but grew up with lesbian moms so have an acute awareness of relationship across the spectrums. Thank you so much for giving space for this lived reality!

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    Kay Maynard 06-11-17
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    "Her Story, Her Struggle Clicked with Me"

    I'm not gay. I don't have kids. But I cried as my story connected with that of one of the lady's.

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    kathleen 05-29-17
    kathleen 05-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Brief but insightful."

    This therapist is so wise and confident in the ways of relationships. It is encouraging.

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    Linda van Dyk 05-27-17
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    "Loved this! So deep and honest."

    Loved this! So deep and honest. I love Esther's bluntness as it shakes up her clients present beliefs and has them realize that they are often the obstacle standing in their own way. My coaching clients need to hear these sessions! Thank you Esther for the courage to take on this venture!
    Linda Bradley
    Awakenings Life Coaching
    awakeningslifecoaching.ca

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    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 05-25-17
    Angelbaby Houston, TX USA 05-25-17 Member Since 2012

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    Where does Ep. 2: Motherless Women rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is a good book but it is not ranked very high on my list, because I really can't relate to either party in this book I am listening to their situation but that is just it I am only listening and not really able to relate it to anything or have any kind of emotion of feelings to it.


    What other book might you compare Ep. 2: Motherless Women to and why?

    I would really compare this book to all the different kinds of therapy books or books where it is you listening to people talk about their situation and try to learn and grow from the situation that someone else is going through and getting assistance from.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There wasn't a scene that was my favorite all of it was good, but nothing really stood out to me.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Ep. 2: Motherless Women?

    This book was really focusing on being a couple. Insight I can take away from this is to remember that when I do become a couple I may be able to apply some of what they discussed in my relationship.Things that they discussed are things that I have never been through and I haven't experienced the situation that they are in so if I ever get into the commitment or situation then I have a little insight on how to communicate better being in a couple situation.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Hogan CHICAGO, IL, US 05-25-17
    Katherine Hogan CHICAGO, IL, US 05-25-17
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    "Great episode"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a really great episode. I really like how Esther is able to so quickly figure out what people need.


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    diana adams 05-24-17
    diana adams 05-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A treat for partners and professionals alike"

    Wow! Esther is a brilliant therapist who is able to focus in on key problematic dynamics rapidly. I am so grateful for this resource, which will support couples to learn the insights into relating along with the featured couple, and will also inspire fellow therapists and mediators like me with her technique. Esther Perel is an inspiration and a delight.

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