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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Author: Esther Perel Global Media & Gimlet

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Step into iconic couples therapist Esther Perel's office and listen as real couples anonymously 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?

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Today we’re sharing the first episode of Esther Perel’s new show How’s Work? In it, Esther sits down with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues, and brings her inimitable perspective to workplace relationships and conflicts. Available only on Spotify. It's free to sign up for Spotify.
A Romantic Revival

A Romantic Revival

2019-11-0700:45:053

He’s away a lot. She’s a stepmother at home to four children whose mother died by suicide. Is there anything left over for her?
The Other Woman

The Other Woman

2019-10-3100:46:3619

She wonders if she can satisfy her attraction to women without losing the husband she loves.
A Small Town Affair

A Small Town Affair

2019-10-2400:47:2211

Their relationship started with an affair that ended two marriages. Now they wonder if there’s enough trust there to build something stable together.
Young Love

Young Love

2019-10-1700:47:2412

She lives in Mexico, he lives in the US. Their immigration status has forced them to consider marriage sooner than they might have planned.
Season Three Trailer

Season Three Trailer

2019-03-0800:02:403

A new season of Where Should We Begin?
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.
[Contains mature themes] 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 upbringings and the years before the infidelities to find a place of mutual compassion.
[Contains mature themes] 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.
[Contains mature themes] 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.
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Billy r

damn this hit close to home

Oct 31st
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Little Bird

23:13 onwards is very insightful

Oct 28th
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daisy

I love this podcast, so glad there are new episodes

Oct 26th
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cloudy

sounds like they need an affair w/ each other, Gregory should swoop in

Oct 23rd
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dp

this wife was oblivious. now shes milking the victim card.

Oct 4th
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Letisha Singh

I'm a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist and this is honestly the most engaging podcast I've ever listened to. Esther handles each "session" with such curiosity, sensitivity and empathy and really allows each couple the space to explore their issue with her as the prism through which they ,sometimes, see their relationship for the very first time. In technikolor. Brilliantly done. You inspire me as a therapist Esther. Thank you.

Oct 2nd
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dp

if the situation was reversed, hed be scolded and made to accept responsibility because he was so absorbed in his work or whatever that he neglected and didnt pay attention, took her for granted, etc etc.and hed probably forgive her in 30 minutes and fuck her that evening. The double standards are incredible and it may be time to shift how women get the benefit of the doubt in marriages.

Sep 30th
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dp

Couple things. I think the poor bastard is being held 100% responsible, and he needs to grovel and kneel at her throne of forgiveness.But its VERY telling to me, that she had NO idea about 20+ years of his carrying on with sexual partners. The key is no idea. this tells me that she was not paying attention to him. And human beings if neglected, either with physical or emotional needs simply will look elsewhere. she is partly responsible and I heard nothing about that as usual. The victim. Marriage is 50 50. good or bad.

Sep 30th
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