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Ep. 4: The Addict Radio/TV Program

Ep. 4: The Addict

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[Contains mature themes] Free for a limited time. 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.

Step into the office of renowned relationship therapist and TED Talk sensation Esther Perel, and listen in as she counsels couples in crisis due to infidelity, sexlessness, loss, and disconnection. The result? Astonishing insights on how they can make love work - and takeaways for you on ways to repair and restore your own relationships. This weekly, 10-part premium podcast is available for free through mid-July.

About Esther:

Esther Perel is recognized as one of today's most insightful and provocative voices on personal and professional relationships. A celebrated psychotherapist who has helmed a private practice in New York City since 1983, she has over three decades of experience navigating the intricacies of love and desire.

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    Michelle 10/08/2017
    Michelle 10/08/2017
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    "Brave souls"

    Wow, admiration for you both to want to still stay together and work through this. Sounds like you have so much to protect and save. True healing lies within deep work like this. Blessings to you both x

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Nicole
    Colorado
    26/05/17
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    "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 sight of the parts of it which are worth holding on to, and to try to fight for those parts and rebuild. I think to myself that I would not have the fortitude to even attempt to work my way through something like this, and yet Esther Perel manages to guide these people toward a level of compassion that is deeper than most people's pride would allow.

    As I listen to the session unfold my own instinctual anger, outrage, and sympathetic pain begin to give way to empathy and humanity, and I start to ask questions:
    -What does it take to be the kind of person who is willing to even try to forgive a betrayal like this?
    -How do you hold onto the conviction that the love in a relationship is real despite actions that seem to invalidate that love?
    -If someone does not behave this way out of a desire to destroy, then what kind of trauma can cause them to act like that?
    -How do you work up the nerve to start taking responsibility for hurting another human being so terribly?
    -How do you lean on your best friend for help when they are the very person who is causing your pain?
    -How do you stand up to criticism from your friends and family for attempting to salvage your relationship instead of walking away?

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Senta Burton
    06/06/17
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    "I'm addicted....."

    ....to this series. Esther Is brilliantly insightful. I thought the one-time sessions would leave me with a cliffhanger, but at the end, I always think "I got it!" Well done.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tina Ball
    15/06/17
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    "I want more of this profound work!"

    These recordings are profound on so many levels. What a gift for anyone in relationship, especially long term, and anyone just wanting to look into those ways we all have room for improvement in loving others and ourselves. Thank you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Yana
    12/06/17
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    "Very emotional"

    Very thought provoking session. I thought the therapist did an amazing job working with this couple who had to deal with one of the toughest things: long term sex addiction/infidelity of one of the partners. I greatly enjoyed listening to it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • John M.
    Iphone
    20/08/17
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    "Always learning"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I ended up getting them all. This isn't my type of listening option but she bought up sever good thing that I known I have taken for granted thinking all was ok when really what men and women think are polar opposite. Believe it or not I have tried some suggestion and they work. But we never had issues as bad as these people, but it make you thing dont take things for granted.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lena G.
    10/08/17
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    "Incredible"

    This woman is incredible at being able to flawlessly see both perspectives and understandings. I related to this session on so many levels. I want to send it to my ex in order to hopefully give him insight and understanding.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Francisco Yap
    06/08/17
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    "hooked on this series"

    this was a pleasant surprise. the sessions have given me more insight into relationships and the dynamics between couples.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R. MCRACKAN
    Raleigh, NC
    03/08/17
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    "Touching and difficult"
    Any additional comments?

    I am in awe of Perel's refrain that staying is the new shame and that a relationship can be worth saving even in the face of what we may think of as deal-breakers. Esp: infidelity. In this episode especially, I didn't hear a wife who was too weak to leave; I heard one who was strong enough to fight through this terrible twist in her marriage.

    I'm so happy to hear the positive change that Perel is making in people's lives. I couldn't personally relate to this episode as much as the previous ones but I still got a lot out of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie Gray
    28/07/17
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    "Esther Perel is a genius!"

    I am addicted to this podcast. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is in a relationship. Esther Perel has amazing insights that anyone can apply to their own life and relationships. I am often writing little tidbits down to remember in my own life. Thank you Esther Perel for allowing us this unique access to marital therapy and how you help your clients (and us).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John K. Kai
    The real world. Not some fantasy liberal world.
    13/07/17
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    "Powerful and Real"

    The struggle of marriage is real and this series hits on the common themes that runs through all marriages - love, lust, intimacy, trust, betrayal, regret, disappointment, anger, frustration and shame.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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