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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
Regular price: £23.49
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Summary

Featuring consensually recorded counselling sessions, Belgian therapist and TED alum Esther Perel walks her clients through the ways in which relationships can break down, play out and build back up again. This bold experiment in intimacy, offers listeners the chance to eavesdrop on the failing relationships of real couples. 

As experiences, feelings and frustrations are laid bare for all to hear, the all too familiar tragedies that contribute to broken relationships can be both heartbreaking and life-affirming. 

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel presents a powerful and insightful exploration of modern day relationships. 

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel to your library you will receive all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of about 40 minutes.

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Critic reviews

"Refreshingly bold and optimistic." (The New Yorker)

"Provocative, intriguing, and insightful all at once." (Vogue)

"Perel is one of the most exciting commentators on the human condition working today." (Refinery29)

"Utterly fascinating." (The Guardian)

"Her sessions are a dialectical, dynamic affair, so authentic that you can literally hear the white noise machine playing just outside her room." (Broadly)

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Personal conversations, universal connections

If you could sum up Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel in three words, what would they be?

Powerful, fascinating, uplifting

What was one of the most memorable moments of Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel?

Esther: 'Ok, do you want to be right, or do you want to listen?'

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't. Esther has a beautiful, soft French accent that provides a calm, safe space for the participants. You can hear the emotion in their voices too. Powerful stuff.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Every episode has a moment of connection, where - despite the particular circumstances of the couple's experiences - their fears and struggles resonated with me personally.

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Mind blowing!

Would you consider the audio edition of Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel to be better than the print version?

I prefer the audible version of books. It makes me understand books better. I hardly read printed books. I have not this book in print either.

What other book might you compare Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel to, and why?

The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz. This books also gives real life stories that I feel I can connect and understand. However, Esther's book goes even further by providing the true narrative of ordinary people. It is fantastic and so so so useful. Helpfult to all of us.

What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Narrative expressed by the person with feeling and connection

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I so wanted to finish this recording in one setting, but did not have time but got through so quickly. Now I feel bereft and I want to listen more.

Any additional comments?

Don't have too many boxes of questions! Put all in one:)

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Don't get anything from it

I never really underdrand or get any practical application from Esther Parel. I look for the substance but never manage to find it. I wish I knew what everyone was getting from her

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Wow !

This talented natural therapist has gained a new fan. Seemlessly delving into the very crux of the human psyche in regards to the truth at a sampling of relationships. Fascinating and revealing, insightful and satisfying. I feel I can guess which relationships have the chance of lasting. I would recommend and follow anything associated with this interesting lady and I'm very fastidious in my listening.

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Insightful and compelling!

The principles discussed are relatable, familiar and resonate deeply - I found the raw conversations sometimes heart wrenching but also uplifting. Perel’s intuitiveness is mind-blowing.

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great

It was really great to listen. Very engaging and interesting to see how different couples' relationship work.