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[Contains mature themes] A couple are first-generation children of immigrants, raised to believe sex should only take place in a marriage. Now that sex isn’t forbidden, it’s deeply uninteresting…to one of them.

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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The opposite of reality television

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These couples sessions are the opposite of reality television. Where reality TV makes you feel smug and superior, these make me feel vulnerable and self-reflective. They open me up to see where my spouse and I need to improve to help each other. They are beautiful and humbling.

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Love these episodes but...

This one Esther doesn't explain how she arrived at her hypothesis about the woman's rejection of sex - that it is a rejection of patriarchy. I wish she explained that more.

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Sad truth but facts

Truth women seek commitment, then when they get it, it becomes negative. Sad but true.

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Good as always, but needed more specific explanation on how to reclaim pleasure from the hindrances caused by domestic expectations

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What in the...

Would you try another book from Esther Perel and/or Esther Perel?

Yes, and I have, but this episode stands out as a complete abomination compared to the rest.

Has Ep. 8: Sexlessness turned you off from other books in this genre?

Nope.

Would you be willing to try another one of Esther Perel’s performances?

Sure. If anything, it makes me want to know more about how in the hell she came to the conclusion that two people who voluntarily entered a class-based semi-arranged marriage are having issues because of THE PATRIARCHY.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Utter and complete bewilderment as to how we got from Point A to Point B. I can usually find some point of compassion between myself and the couples in this series, but this one was so alien and so bizarre that it wasn't there. And then the "solution". Holy hell Esther maybe a little more juxtaposition as to how you got there would have been nice.

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Not only was this a horrible couple to approach this topic from, but totally unrelatable to the 98% of the population that does not adhere to a caste system, does not have an arranged marriage and does not suffer from crippling depression due to the aforementioned. A better title may have been "ARRANGED MARRIAGES" or "A DOCTOR AT WORK, A CASTE BURDEN AT HOME" or literally anything that actually conveyed the content of this episode.

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Professional session with Esther Perel

Professional therapy session with Esther Perel as the therapist. It's the start of help for a couple troubled about their sex life. Deep, professional and engaging.

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Wow!

I learn so much about myself from listening to her speak. I would love to have an individual session with her!!

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Esther Perez is amazing.

Absolute magic. Wish I could pay her for a single’s session. I learn about myself just from listening to her counsel these couples.

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Amazing.

It continues to amaze me how Esther succedes in revealing the real reasons behind our "everyday" problems - and thus teaching us as well to look beyond.

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not for me. ........ .... . . . . . . . . . . . but

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-08-17

Enjoyed

I enjoyed every one of these episodes. So personal, touching and enlightening. Love them a lot!

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  • Shane
  • 07-06-17

Another good listen.

Thanks Esther and the team for producing this. This recording delves into the hidden places of men & women that need to be discussed more if we are ever to live together en'masse together without issues.