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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel Radio/TV Program

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

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The acclaimed therapist and TED speaker opens her office door to let you listen in as she counsels real couples.

Episode 1: He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren't fighting anymore, but they certainly haven't moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a revelation about their communication.

Episode 2: A couple with two small children are at physical and emotional odds in their relationship. One has given herself over entirely to the children, while the other struggles to find her place within the family dynamic. Esther helps them reframe each of their roles in terms of what they uniquely contribute.

Episode 3: A husband and wife met while deeply committed to the evangelical faith and didn't kiss until their wedding day; for her, that kiss felt like "kissing her brother." Esther gets creative in an effort to help them create a new sexual relationship.

Episode 4: 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.

Episode 5: A man has struggled with impotence for over two decades. His wife, in despair over her feelings of hopelessness in the bedroom, seeks relief for her sexual frustration and feelings of resentment.

Episode 6: They have been together for 17 years, best friends and partners who, despite their loving and positive relationship, they go months without connecting sexually.

Episode 7: A young family, a 16-year age difference, and a wife who used an extra-marital relationship to find independence. They've made the choice to forgive and rebuild, but that doesn't wipe away the pain of the betrayal. Esther coaches them through how to approach the emotional repercussions of the affair.

Episode 8: A couple are first-generation children of immigrants, raised to believe sex should only take place in a marriage. Now that sex isn't forbidden, it's deeply uninteresting...to one of them.

Episode 9: A newly-married couple comes to Esther for guidance on how to create a space of safety and physical intimacy, while also giving voice to past trauma.

Episode 10: A woman realizes she doesn't want to have children and comes to Esther for help expressing this to her husband, who passionately wishes to be a father. But often the stories people come in with are not the ones they take home.

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    A. Abutaleb 31/10/2017
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    "Very touching."

    I can see parts of myself in every episode in both the men and the women who so bravely spoke.
    Thank you...

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    Lola Kane UK 27/10/2017
    Lola Kane UK 27/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Raw, real, eye opening"

    Not all episodes were relevant but almost all were fascinating. Some brought me close to tears - how much pain there is in the world and how much of it we carry inside! Esther's method is interesting and her ideas eye opening. I am looking forward to season 2 of this show.

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    Anonymous 24/10/2017
    24/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Insightful"

    I loved it. Each story was very interesting. While our stories are different we are also quite similar.

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    Amazon Customer 07/11/2017
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    "Intimate, sustaining and definitely not outrageous"

    It appears that the negative review left for this series has, in my opinion, missed the point, and is actually offering an emotional response and not a clear headed one.

    This is absolutely worlds apart from being another ‘jerry springer show’. It is in fact the opposite: an intimate collection of experiences that identify some of the multi-faceted struggles that any human can relate to in one way or another. It is not pop corn drama, it is a set of raw emotional experiences presented in an honest way that allows others to learn from these people’s own journeys - just look at all the positive reviews, and probably had equal worth for the couples themselves knowing they were offering their experiences to be learnt from.

    The ‘pop corn drama’ of todays TV is an aggressively diluted and disfigured version of stories, which at their true form are core to humans as a way of expression and sharing mistakes. This podcast series is a reflection of the emotional themes that exist at the heart of stories that have been told for thousands of years about human love, loss and confusion, and the more people that listen to it the better, as it offers tangible, relateable insight into the complex mess of emotions, choices and behaviour that end up tormenting people's relationships.

    There is much to be learned here and it is offered in a natural, intimate way that is rarely available these days.

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    Sbv 05/11/2017
    Sbv 05/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "enjoyed this!"

    good for couples...all kinds. She does like to talk a lot though! Give it a try...

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    Anonymous 28/10/2017
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    "for the right podcast"

    posted my review at the wrong entry, it was supposed to be for this title, and no way to delete, so here it is, where I should have posted it in the first place. wasnt aware of the podcast/audio work until yesterday and as a fan of Mrs Perel, I was very curious to check it out. i was very disappointed to realise it is just another jerry springer show, turning the every day into reality tv where people's experience and pain becomes pop corn worth drama. Sure, with their consent, but how much of their words are affected by 'performance'? what does that do to their 'therapy'? and what does that mean about such private experiences getting exposed? what is this normalising? does every part of the human existence need to be exposed to the masses for consumption in any imaginable way possible? if people want to be educated about extra marital affairs, they can read a book, have therapy, go train as a therapist, have conversations. who is this benefiting? and why is it a good idea?

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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