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

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,850
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830

    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 quests for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a nonbinary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Nearly as Good as the Podcast

    • By LAX2NRT on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Ep. 3: Speak to Me in French

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,123

    [Contains mature themes] A husband and wife met while deeply committed to the evangelical faith and didn’t kiss until their wedding day; for her, that kiss felt like “kissing her brother.” Esther gets creative in an effort to help them create a new sexual relationship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Part 3

    • By Book Junkie on 05-26-17

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    • Ep. 1: I've Had Better

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,565

    [Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Response to the bitter comments...

    • By Ashley on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Esther Perel

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Most noted for her work on erotic intelligence and her expertise on issues of infidelity, Esther Perel covers all in her frank and refreshing Audible Audio Shows series, which began in 2017 and listens in on couples talking through their problems in Esther’s therapy room. Esther Perel talks to us about the making of her podcast series with Audible, what she hopes listeners can gain from the intimate discussions and what she learns from her clients.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cool!

    • By Anonymous User on 12-12-18

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    • Ep. 8: Sexlessness

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

    [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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The opposite of reality television

    • By R. MCRACKAN on 08-07-17

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    • Ep. 7: Tell Me I'm Not Alone

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073

    A young family, a 16-year age difference, and a wife who used an extra-marital relationship to find independence.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • One sided

    • By Sarah Wade-Medeiros Cormier on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Ep. 6: There's You There's Me and There's Us

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168

    [Contains mature themes] They have been together for 17 years, best friends and partners who, despite their loving and positive relationship, they go months without connecting sexually.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This helps

    • By Michael Martin on 11-26-17

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    • Ep. 2: Motherless Women

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,795
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,301

    [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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful therapist

    • By Jeanne F. on 06-07-17

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    • Ep. 4: The Addict

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,947
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612

    [Contains mature themes] They’re grandparents, with a 40-year love story and a stable, happy marriage. But one of them had quite a few secrets. Esther gives them some tools to navigate and support each other's experiences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brutally Honest

    • By Nicole on 05-26-17

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    • Ep. 5: Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326

    A man has struggled with impotence for over two decades. His wife, in despair over her feelings of hopelessness in the bedroom, seeks relief for her sexual frustration and feelings of resentment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent topic for couples/husband's

    • By Jennifer J. Curfman on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 910
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 765

    A newly-married couple comes to Esther for guidance on how to create a space of safety and physical intimacy, while also giving voice to past trauma.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Safe space

    • By JakalTheOne on 11-27-17

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    • Ep. 10: I Can't Give You a Child

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 802
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 671
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 676

    A woman realizes she doesn’t want to have children and comes to Esther for help expressing this to her husband, who passionately wishes to be a father. But often the stories people come in with are not the ones they take home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Esther Goes in a Surprising Direction

    • By Spencer on 01-21-18

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    • Mating in Captivity

    • Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic
    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,697
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,645

    Esther Perel takes on tough questions, grappling with the obstacles and anxieties that arise when our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. She invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intimacy is in the eye of the beholder.

    • By Grant on 03-10-13

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Prologue

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    [Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time. Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel's office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity to sexlessness to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So…where should we begin?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Come on...$3.99 for a one minute introduction...

    • By JBS on 05-23-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Ep. 2: I Want to Feel Wanted

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603

    [Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. After ten years, a husband tells his wife he no longer wishes to be married. A month later, stuck in limbo, they come to Esther. She helps them have an honest conversation about their expectations, desires, and the ways in which their role as parents has left little room for intimacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So smart

    • By Jill on 11-05-17

    Regular price: $3.99

    • The State of Affairs

    • Rethinking Infidelity
    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,569
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,398
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,387

    An affair: It can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, the prohibition against it - in fact it has a tenacity that marriage can only envy. Iconic couples' therapist and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A compassionate approach

    • By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Ep. 1: You Need Help to Help Her

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 839
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720

    [Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time for Audible members. A husband and wife are united in their desire to help their daughter, two years after she suffered a breakdown and moved home, shutting herself off from her family and friends. Esther urges them to examine the way pressure and expectations – no matter how well-intentioned – can shape a child’s upbringing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I’ll have to respectfully disagree...

    • By gongaroo on 12-24-17

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Ep. 3: Ms. Entitlement And Mr. Sacrifice Out on a Date

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 479

    [Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. An on-again, off-again couple in their fifties, dating in a post-divorce landscape, are struggling with different world views, priorities and sexual interests. Recognizing that their polarized dynamic takes the fun out of spending time together, Esther guides both towards less rigid perspectives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasure vs duty

    • By R. MCRACKAN on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Ep. 4: Leaving the Shame Behind

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346

    [Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. A young couple has endured a series of crises early in their marriage, from a benign brain tumor to a serious car crash to the husband’s near-fatal heart attack. Following his recovery, he’s adapting to new physical limitations, while she says the children bear the brunt of his frustrations. Esther coaches them through an honest conversation on anger, parenthood and the power of apology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you

    • By Maggie H on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Ep. 7: I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 233

    [Contains Mature Themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. After a discovery in her doctor's office, a woman realizes her husband has been unfaithful. While betrayed and angry, she still feels a desire to stick it out for the sake of the kids. He, meanwhile, is desperate to find a way back to her. Esther takes them back to their upbringing's and the years before the infidelities to find a place of mutual compassion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Attempting to recover from infidelity

    • By R. MCRACKAN on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $3.99

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