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Ep. 2: Motherless Women Radio/TV Program

Ep. 2: Motherless Women

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[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.

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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    Jeanne F. 06-07-17
    Jeanne F. 06-07-17
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    "Insightful therapist"

    Esther cuts through the talk and finds the roots of the issues. Fascinating. Looking forward to hearing other episodes.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer N Hudson 06-15-17
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    "roles"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Koenigs 07-05-17
    Koenigs 07-05-17
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    "Excellent work, but I wish I could tell the voices apart"

    This was excellent work with thoughtful pacing, but I had a very hard time telling apart the Brazilian-Canadian woman and the Finnish-Canadian woman in conversation. It resulted in me listening with a mild confusion through the entire piece, for I wasn't sure who was the needy one, or whose mother died vs whose didn't.

    Aside from the confusion, the story and advice therein is very heartwarming. I walked away with extra tools and awareness for my own marriage.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Yury Ustinovskiy 10-07-17
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    "Fantastic story but hard to guess who is speaking"

    Brilliant and deeply touching episode! the only thing I found difficult was differentiating between the two women's voices and hence following their individual lines. I wish there was a way to demarcate it more clearly!

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    AA 09-28-17
    AA 09-28-17
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    "Some good insight "

    I was not expecting to learn so much from this short introduction and I was riveted to the back and forth of the couple and by the answers and questions, the mediator asked. The title was misleading Motherless Woman so I was not expecting same-sex couples counseling session with notes. Anyway, it was very interesting and the book sounds useful on a lot of levels.

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    John M. Iphone 08-20-17
    John M. Iphone 08-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Never think everything is ok"
    What did you like best about Ep. 2: Motherless Women? What did you like least?

    I ended up getting them all. This isn't my type of listening option but she bought up sever good thing that I known I have taken for granted thinking all was ok when really what men and women think are polar opposite. Believe it or not I have tried some suggestion and they work. But we never had issues as bad as these people, but it make you thing dont take things for granted.


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    Pen Name 08-11-17
    Pen Name 08-11-17
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    "Incredible"

    Esther Perel is an incredible and insightful person.

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    Anonymous 08-09-17
    08-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Yes"

    Forgetting gender roles and understanding personality type and childhood conditioning and how that plays in to intimacy. Its not as sinple as "let's just have more sex" helpful for me.

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    Stacey 08-05-17
    Stacey 08-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Learn how to ask"

    Do you know how to ask for things you want or need? Do you know how to express yourself? Does your partner know how to listen? If not, this one is for you. Save yourself $ by going to a therapist over and over and listen to this instead with your loved one.

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