Where Should We Begin? Season 2

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,365 ratings

Ep. 1: You Need Help to Help Her Publisher's Summary

[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.
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  • Book 1

    • Ep. 1: You Need Help to Help Her

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676

    [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
    • Esther is my favorite therapist to listen to!

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $3.99

  • Book 2

    • 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 668
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 571
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    [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

  • Book 3

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

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Narrated by: Esther Perel
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 533
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    [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

  • Book 4

    • Ep. 4: Leaving the Shame Behind

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323

    [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

  • Book 5

    • Ep. 5: Questions You Aren't Allowed to Ask

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    [Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. What began as an eight-year affair between two women has stretched into a 19-year partnership. But despite their private commitment to one another, they’ve never quite managed to move beyond the shame of their origin story. Esther takes a novel approach to revealing a long-held secret.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but far less relatable

    • By R. MCRACKAN on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $3.99

  • Book 6

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

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    [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

  • Book 7

    • 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 251
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 216

    [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

  • Book 8

    • Ep. 8: I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife

    • By: Esther Perel
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 187

    [Contains Mature Themes] Free for a limited time to Audible members. Almost two years ago her husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease. They have three kids, a mortgage to pay, and he has developed some compulsive behaviors he isn't proud of. Esther helps them learn how to turn off the 'caregiver,' and remember they are much more than that to each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love these series!

    • By Krystal on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $3.99