Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
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  • 1
    Ep. 1: I've Had Better | Esther Perel

    Ep. 1: I've Had Better

    • ORIGINAL (46 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    [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.

    Response to the bitter comments...
    Reviewed on June 15 2017 by Ashley ()
  • 2
    Ep. 2: Motherless Women | Esther Perel

    Ep. 2: Motherless Women

    • ORIGINAL (35 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    (2015)
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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.

    Insightful therapist

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

    Reviewed on June 07 2017 by Jeanne F. (Pennsylvania, US)
  • 3
    Ep. 3: Speak to Me in French | Esther Perel

    Ep. 3: Speak to Me in French

    • ORIGINAL (38 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    [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.

    Part 3

    Even though these audio sessions are short they are definitely worth listening to. Everyone can benefit from learning tips on how to improve our commu..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 26 2017 by Book Junkie (IN)
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    Ep. 4: The Addict | Esther Perel

    Ep. 4: The Addict

    • ORIGINAL (38 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    [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.

    Brutally Honest

    Holy sh*t this one was hard to listen to. I am in awe of this couple. Their relationship has been so badly damaged, and yet they are able to keep si..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 26 2017 by Nicole (Colorado)
  • 5
    Ep. 5: Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man | Esther Perel

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

    • ORIGINAL (42 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    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.

    Compelling. She is a superb therapist.

    Not just her exquisite listening and understanding of couple dynamics but her philosophy about relationships and intimacy shine through

    Reviewed on June 03 2017 by deba ()
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    Ep. 6: There's You There's Me and There's Us | Esther Perel

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

    • ORIGINAL (43 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    [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.

    Painfully relatable
    Reviewed on August 07 2017 by R. MCRACKAN (Raleigh, NC)
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    Ep. 7: Tell Me I'm Not Alone | Esther Perel

    Ep. 7: Tell Me I'm Not Alone

    • ORIGINAL (39 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    A young family, a 16-year age difference, and a wife who used an extra-marital relationship to find independence.

    I need empathy.

    Another great recording by Esther. I cried as I heard Esther breaking through his anger and finding his vulnerability enough to finally be able to as..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 18 2017 by Linda van Dyk ()
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    Ep. 8: Sexlessness | Esther Perel

    Ep. 8: Sexlessness

    • ORIGINAL (33 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    Story
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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.

    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 sh..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 30 2017 by GCO ()
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    Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched | Esther Perel

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

    • ORIGINAL (36 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    (350)
    Story
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    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.

    Beautiful

    It was beautiful. Thank you to the couple that shared their story with us. I wanted to cry at the end, in a good way.

    Reviewed on July 04 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
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    Ep. 10: I Can't Give You a Child | Esther Perel

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

    • ORIGINAL (40 mins)
    • By Esther Perel
    • Narrated By Esther Perel
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    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.

    Profound

    Deeply profound . The vulnerability, the honesty, the willingness for this couple to he be there for each other and above all the compassionate wisdom..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 13 2017 by mary ()