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One is the creative guy, the other runs the business. While their bakery is thriving, their relationship is falling apart. How much of this has to do with the fact that they don't show the same love and attention to one another that they show to their macarons? Esther helps them sort our their romantic selves so they can sort out their business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
They were close friends before they started working together. But when one got a surprise promotion, the other began to question her value within the friendship, as well as the organization. To save the friendship, should she leave the job? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
I'm Your Special One

I'm Your Special One


A young artist and her gallerist are exceptionally close. The line between professional and personal relationship often blurs, or disappears altogether. But it's a fragile intimacy, threatened by feelings of jealousy over another rising star in the gallery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
They are identical twins, inseparable since the start of life, now too in business. One brother has dreams of pursuing a career on his own, but is afraid of being left behind. While the other has never realized quite how much he leaned on his twin. Esther helps them rewrite the history of their partnership so they can move forward on a new path. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A large and scattered network of journalists meet for a virtual session with Esther. Over the past year, they've reported on the biggest stories of their careers, but they are burned out, isolated, grieving, and disconnected from the very thing that supports and energizes them all: their newsroom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Couples Therapy with My Boss

Couples Therapy with My Boss


From day one, they’ve described their relationship as “tumultuous." One is new to the workforce, the other is new to this particular workplace. One manages the other. And while they like each other on a personal level, they clash over their fundamentally different approaches to getting the job done. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Married for ten years and co-owners for seven, they bring their home dynamic to work with them. Their employees are sick of the fights and the struggles for power and control, and so are they. Meanwhile, she also worries their roles at their gym have been divided along gender lines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
They've spent their whole lives in careers that made promises it could not keep. They are fashion models, both scouted as teenagers. Now one fights to let go, the other to find a better way to stay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Race, Gender and Money

Race, Gender and Money


Two lobbyists whose fight for racial equality ended up dividing them. With Esther they revisit the circumstances that lead to their decision to split up and confront the subjects at the center of it all: race, gender, sexual harassment and money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
He’s a doctor, she works for the government. Her job is one thing on paper, and another thing in secret. He wants to leave his job, but doesn’t know how. When their busy careers come crashing to a halt because of the pandemic, they face a new reality at home. Who gets to be the one to leave a job during uncertain times? And can they rely on their 19 year marriage for stability and support? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
This season on How's Work?, iconic couples therapist Esther Perel brings a new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace dynamics, connections, and conflict through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders, and colleagues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Today we’re sharing an episode from Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel. In this special series of the show, Esther connects with couples under lockdown around the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Husband and wife who are co-owners of a winery and restaurant. He loves the colleague that she is at work, but he likes less the wife she is at home. As their marriage ends, they wonder if the future of their business depends on the future of their marriage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
They’ve been hairdressers for many years in a job that feels like a cross between salesperson and therapist. They vie for new clients and commissions while absorbing the anxieties, frustrations, and burdens of their regulars. How they each handle this balance is a study in contrasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Stuck in a Job, for Years

Stuck in a Job, for Years


She’s been unhappy at her job for more than 20 years and doesn't know how to leave. Her sister, a successful entrepreneur, wants to help, but this only makes her feel less-than. Family tensions and resentments, both at home and at the office, keep her frozen in place. Esther walks the sisters through an exit plan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
She owns a successful restaurant. He was her bar manager for six years. Now they’re going into business together as co-owners of a taqueria. They turn to Esther for guidance on how to transition from employer-employee to partners in a new venture. But they walk away with a deeper understanding of the ways their different cultural backgrounds and previous working relationships influence their partnership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this special episode — recorded in front of a live audience — Esther and Adam explore the dynamics of trust, power, and people-pleasing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
You're Inching Me Out

You're Inching Me Out


They were mates in university before co-founding a successful communications company. They still work together from different coasts, but they barely speak. One wants to move on; the other is grasping for his former friend. Neither can find the words to talk about it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A year ago they were suddenly let go from their jobs as leaders of a creative team. Now they're starting a new company together. But to build over the scar tissue and begin again, they must first let go of the painful ending that came before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
She started a real estate company 30 years ago. Her son, who calls himself a Mama’s Boy, recently joined the business. They think their close mother-son relationship hurts the brand. With Esther’s help, they start to explore the many gender and familial biases at play...both in the office and around the family dinner table. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (7)

Mona Hoseinzadeh Dal

i wish there was more like this episode 💎😍

Dec 4th

Lucy Sharf

Thank you. Listening made me want to know who you both are. This session really spoke to me and touched me as an artist. Your sessions are like Art Esther. Thank you for creating these for us to hear. They are extremely valuable.

Oct 7th


could not related at all to any of this. unsubscribed

Jul 22nd


Finally! I can't wait to listen to the new episodes :)

Mar 26th

Keerthi L.S.

this was an amazing episode

Nov 18th

vittoria violetta

they should just do a series of sessions with Esther.. this is so interesting..

Jun 24th

Nina Nis

Hi! This is such a particular case that it is not really helping the majority of couples facing the sorry, but not relevant.

May 30th
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