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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

1.6K
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7.2K
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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

Season Four Trailer

EA new season of Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel.

2 MIN2 w ago
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Season Four Trailer

Couples Under Lockdown: Lagos, Nigeria

ELast summer they left everything they'd built in Seattle for a chance at a very different life. He took a dreamturn to expand his company and be closer to home; she gave up her nursing job to manage their girls and explore new horizons abroad. COVID-19 hits as they watch the fate of other countries, knowing if it reaches Nigeria with a population of more than 200 million people, it will be devastating. They've been offered a chance to go home, but to what? Leaving Nigeria would mean walking away from everything, but staying could be more than either signed up for. Esther speaks to the couple as Africa begins easing restrictions.

55 MINMAY 15
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Couples Under Lockdown: Lagos, Nigeria

Couples Under Lockdown: New York, New York

EThey have three kids and their volatile marriage has fallen apart.She still hopes to rebuild. He can't get out of there fast enough.Two weeks before COVID-19 forced New Yorkers to shelter in place, they filed for divorce.Now they feel trapped. If he goes he risks not seeing his kids for weeks. If he stays he worries it will thwart his plans to finally leave.Esther urgesthem to thinkabout this present time togetherand not about what kind of future they will have apart.

49 MINAPR 17
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Couples Under Lockdown: New York, New York

Couples Under Lockdown: Bavaria, Germany

EFor the last year they have lived in separatecountries. She took a dream job closer to where she grew up in Germany and he stayed behind with the promisehe would follow soon.Six months turned into a year, which turned into a conversation that questioned the foundation of their marriage.It took the coronavirus to get them back under one roof again.While others might complain about the close quarters, this couple hopes to find themselves in each other again. Esther pushes them to worry less about the love that was, and focus now on the love that is.

55 MINAPR 3
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Couples Under Lockdown: Bavaria, Germany

Couples Under Lockdown: Sicily, Italy

EThey left each other emotionally years ago, but with three kids they have been trying to keep it together.For the last two weeks they find themselves confined to a small apartment in Sicily, Italy — he bears the brunt of the domestic duties at home all day.She must report to the hospital every day to help usher in new life as a midwife.Esther helps them come to terms with what these next few months could look like if they learn to communicate with one another in ways that might save their relationship.

49 MINMAR 25
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Couples Under Lockdown: Sicily, Italy

Esther Perel's New Show: How's Work?

EToday 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. You can listen to all episodes right now for free on Spotify and weekly everywhere else. https://smarturl.it/hows-work In this episode, friends and fellow dancers at a strip club: one brings years of experience, the other a youthful energy that turns angry at times. They’re here to talk about boundaries that are crossed, educating “civilians" about their work, family acceptance, and how they'll transition from the sex work industry into professional careers. Can sex work be a bullet point on a resume?

50 MINFEB 27
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Esther Perel's New Show: How's Work?

Happily Divorced

EThey’re a divorced couple whose two-household relationship may prove that a happy family doesn’t have to end with divorce.

56 MIN2019 NOV 21
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Happily Divorced

Mom and Monique

EThey’re a child desperate to connect with their single mother after 28 years of living in the shadow of a special-needs brother.

53 MIN2019 NOV 14
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Mom and Monique

A Romantic Revival

EHe’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?

49 MIN2019 NOV 7
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A Romantic Revival

The Other Woman

EShe wonders if she can satisfy her attraction to women without losing the husband she loves.

50 MIN2019 OCT 31
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The Other Woman

Latest Episodes

Season Four Trailer

EA new season of Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel.

2 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Season Four Trailer

Couples Under Lockdown: Lagos, Nigeria

ELast summer they left everything they'd built in Seattle for a chance at a very different life. He took a dreamturn to expand his company and be closer to home; she gave up her nursing job to manage their girls and explore new horizons abroad. COVID-19 hits as they watch the fate of other countries, knowing if it reaches Nigeria with a population of more than 200 million people, it will be devastating. They've been offered a chance to go home, but to what? Leaving Nigeria would mean walking away from everything, but staying could be more than either signed up for. Esther speaks to the couple as Africa begins easing restrictions.

55 MINMAY 15
Comments
Couples Under Lockdown: Lagos, Nigeria

Couples Under Lockdown: New York, New York

EThey have three kids and their volatile marriage has fallen apart.She still hopes to rebuild. He can't get out of there fast enough.Two weeks before COVID-19 forced New Yorkers to shelter in place, they filed for divorce.Now they feel trapped. If he goes he risks not seeing his kids for weeks. If he stays he worries it will thwart his plans to finally leave.Esther urgesthem to thinkabout this present time togetherand not about what kind of future they will have apart.

49 MINAPR 17
Comments
Couples Under Lockdown: New York, New York

Couples Under Lockdown: Bavaria, Germany

EFor the last year they have lived in separatecountries. She took a dream job closer to where she grew up in Germany and he stayed behind with the promisehe would follow soon.Six months turned into a year, which turned into a conversation that questioned the foundation of their marriage.It took the coronavirus to get them back under one roof again.While others might complain about the close quarters, this couple hopes to find themselves in each other again. Esther pushes them to worry less about the love that was, and focus now on the love that is.

55 MINAPR 3
Comments
Couples Under Lockdown: Bavaria, Germany

Couples Under Lockdown: Sicily, Italy

EThey left each other emotionally years ago, but with three kids they have been trying to keep it together.For the last two weeks they find themselves confined to a small apartment in Sicily, Italy — he bears the brunt of the domestic duties at home all day.She must report to the hospital every day to help usher in new life as a midwife.Esther helps them come to terms with what these next few months could look like if they learn to communicate with one another in ways that might save their relationship.

49 MINMAR 25
Comments
Couples Under Lockdown: Sicily, Italy

Esther Perel's New Show: How's Work?

EToday 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. You can listen to all episodes right now for free on Spotify and weekly everywhere else. https://smarturl.it/hows-work In this episode, friends and fellow dancers at a strip club: one brings years of experience, the other a youthful energy that turns angry at times. They’re here to talk about boundaries that are crossed, educating “civilians" about their work, family acceptance, and how they'll transition from the sex work industry into professional careers. Can sex work be a bullet point on a resume?

50 MINFEB 27
Comments
Esther Perel's New Show: How's Work?

Happily Divorced

EThey’re a divorced couple whose two-household relationship may prove that a happy family doesn’t have to end with divorce.

56 MIN2019 NOV 21
Comments
Happily Divorced

Mom and Monique

EThey’re a child desperate to connect with their single mother after 28 years of living in the shadow of a special-needs brother.

53 MIN2019 NOV 14
Comments
Mom and Monique

A Romantic Revival

EHe’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?

49 MIN2019 NOV 7
Comments
A Romantic Revival

The Other Woman

EShe wonders if she can satisfy her attraction to women without losing the husband she loves.

50 MIN2019 OCT 31
Comments
The Other Woman
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