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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 5,224
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,481
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,422

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Thinker's Book...

    • By Todd White on 04-17-12

    Regular price: $27.37

    • 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 2,105
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,890
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,875

    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

    • 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 7,932
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,028
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,014

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Isle of the counselor

    • By Anne on 10-26-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 6,048
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,901
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,899

    [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
    • I feel like they're talking to me

    • By Amazin Customer on 08-01-17

    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 1,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,280

    [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

    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 1,010
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 858
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850

    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

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Ep. 8: Sexlessness

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,215

    [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

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Ep. 2: Motherless Women

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,468

    [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

    Regular price: $0.00

    • 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 1,422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

    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. 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 2,725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259

    [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 Curly's Ramblings on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Ep. 4: The Addict

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,099
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742

    [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

    Regular price: $0.00

    • 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 1,688
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422

    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. 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 881
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 743
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746

    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

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Prologue

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    [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 753
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 647
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 650

    [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
    • Profound

    • By Ma Joad on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $3.99

    • 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 898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772

    [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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real Stories

    • By Hannah on 12-05-18

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Ep. 6: You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    [Contains Mature Themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. They’ve been together for more than a decade, but this isn’t the first time they’ve separated. Stuck in a cycle of explosive escalations, a husband and wife want to make it work but can’t break their habit of going for the emotional jugular. Esther encourages them to start their conversations differently.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best episode so far!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-18

    Regular price: $3.99

    • Mating in Captivity

    • Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 158

    When you love someone, how does it feel? And when you desire someone, how is it different? In Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel looks at the story of sex in committed couples. Modern romance promises it all - a lifetime of togetherness, intimacy and erotic desire. In reality, it's hard to want what you already have. Our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. And often, the very thing that got us to into our relationships - lust - is the one thing that goes missing from them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Esther Perel is a trailblazer

    • By Anonymous User on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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 599
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515

    [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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Another tediously mismatched pair

    • By Heather Hadlock on 02-13-19

    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 300
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 257

    [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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