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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Esther Perel Global Media & Gimlet

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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Esther Perel Global Media & Gimlet

1.7K
Followers
9.6K
Plays
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Listen to the incomparable therapist Esther Perel counsel real couples as they reveal the most intimate, personal, and complicated details of the conflicts that have brought them to her door. This season, she takes on open marriage, racism inside an extended family, coming out in a religious home, and chronic infidelity, among other delicate dynamics. Esther creates a space for us to hear our own lives and struggles articulated in the stories of others. So....where should we begin?

Latest Episodes

On Again/Off Again

EThey've been on and off for almost 20 years. While she takes cares of his and their child, she wants to know that he's also there for her. He's been battling depression for years. And the shame that comes with it.

53 min2 w ago
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On Again/Off Again

Trapped in Their Own Story

ETheir whole relationship is based on one big misunderstanding, with infidelity and blame on both sides. Years later, they still can't see the other's perspective. Programming note: This conversation was recorded after the COVID-19 lockdown.

47 min3 w ago
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Trapped in Their Own Story

Burdens of the Family

EThey share a legacy of war, a refugee upbringing, and family trauma. Their marriage was seen as taboo, and now they're trying to build a happier relationship for their child. Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

41 minAUG 27
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Burdens of the Family

He Loves Her, His Family Rejects Her

EShe left her life, her family and her country for a man she met on Reddit. Their love is real, but his family has been hell. Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

44 minAUG 20
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He Loves Her, His Family Rejects Her

When I'm Manic I Cheat

EBipolar, infidelity, open relationships: they're stuck in a world of loaded words. Her friends are convinced she should leave, but she doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps. Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

50 minAUG 13
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When I'm Manic I Cheat

It's Very Hard to Live with a Saint

EBarely a year into marriage, they're trapped in a cycle of explosive conflict. She can do no right, and he can do no wrong. Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

42 minAUG 6
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It's Very Hard to Live with a Saint

In This Relationship What Is "I" and What Is "We"?

EThey grew up with traumatic backgrounds, met in college and immigrated to the U.S. together. They've built stability and security, and now one of them longs for more freedom. Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

46 minJUL 23
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In This Relationship What Is "I" and What Is "We"?

The Chronic Philanderer

EHe's been cheating on her for years, and she's had enough. Now she wants to know: is he in or is he out? Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

46 minJUL 16
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The Chronic Philanderer

What Would It Take For You to Come Out?

EFour years in, she can't admit she's attracted to her girlfriend, and her family still doesn't know. Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

49 minJUL 9
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What Would It Take For You to Come Out?

You Want Me To Watch The Kids While You Go Out With Another Guy?

They met as religious teenagers and married as virgins. It's the age old story — once you're allowed to be intimate, you no longer want to be. Deciding to open the marriage has brought about huge changes in their sex life, and ruptures in their emotional one. Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

46 minJUL 9
Comments
You Want Me To Watch The Kids While You Go Out With Another Guy?

Latest Episodes

On Again/Off Again

EThey've been on and off for almost 20 years. While she takes cares of his and their child, she wants to know that he's also there for her. He's been battling depression for years. And the shame that comes with it.

53 min2 w ago
Comments
On Again/Off Again

Trapped in Their Own Story

ETheir whole relationship is based on one big misunderstanding, with infidelity and blame on both sides. Years later, they still can't see the other's perspective. Programming note: This conversation was recorded after the COVID-19 lockdown.

47 min3 w ago
Comments
Trapped in Their Own Story

Burdens of the Family

EThey share a legacy of war, a refugee upbringing, and family trauma. Their marriage was seen as taboo, and now they're trying to build a happier relationship for their child. Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

41 minAUG 27
Comments
Burdens of the Family

He Loves Her, His Family Rejects Her

EShe left her life, her family and her country for a man she met on Reddit. Their love is real, but his family has been hell. Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

44 minAUG 20
Comments
He Loves Her, His Family Rejects Her

When I'm Manic I Cheat

EBipolar, infidelity, open relationships: they're stuck in a world of loaded words. Her friends are convinced she should leave, but she doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps. Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

50 minAUG 13
Comments
When I'm Manic I Cheat

It's Very Hard to Live with a Saint

EBarely a year into marriage, they're trapped in a cycle of explosive conflict. She can do no right, and he can do no wrong. Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

42 minAUG 6
Comments
It's Very Hard to Live with a Saint

In This Relationship What Is "I" and What Is "We"?

EThey grew up with traumatic backgrounds, met in college and immigrated to the U.S. together. They've built stability and security, and now one of them longs for more freedom. Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

46 minJUL 23
Comments
In This Relationship What Is "I" and What Is "We"?

The Chronic Philanderer

EHe's been cheating on her for years, and she's had enough. Now she wants to know: is he in or is he out? Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

46 minJUL 16
Comments
The Chronic Philanderer

What Would It Take For You to Come Out?

EFour years in, she can't admit she's attracted to her girlfriend, and her family still doesn't know. Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

49 minJUL 9
Comments
What Would It Take For You to Come Out?

You Want Me To Watch The Kids While You Go Out With Another Guy?

They met as religious teenagers and married as virgins. It's the age old story — once you're allowed to be intimate, you no longer want to be. Deciding to open the marriage has brought about huge changes in their sex life, and ruptures in their emotional one. Programmingnote: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

46 minJUL 9
Comments
You Want Me To Watch The Kids While You Go Out With Another Guy?
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