Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

By Esther Perel Global Media & Gimlet

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Todd
 Apr 9, 2019
Esther Perel begins where the story begins but more importantly she begins in the heart of the matter. I appreciate the candor and realistic approach she undertakes. She delivers wisdom, a mirror and an encyclopedic veiw into her clients actions.

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<p>Step into iconic couples therapist Esther Perel's office and listen as real couples anonymously bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it's a space for people to be heard and understood. It's also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So.. where should we begin?</p>

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Introducing Heavyweight
2518
Buzz and Sheldon are brothers in their eighties who have been estranged for decades. Buzz visits Sheldon to see if there’s still a relationship left to salvage. Listen to more episodes of Heavyweight on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Dec 05, 2019
Happily Divorced
3377
They’re a divorced couple whose two-household relationship may prove that a happy family doesn’t have to end with divorce.
Nov 21, 2019
Mom and Monique
3207
They’re a child desperate to connect with their single mother after 28 years of living in the shadow of a special-needs brother.
Nov 14, 2019
Introducing Esther's New Podcast: How's Work?
3288
Today 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. Available only on Spotify. It's free to sign up for Spotify.
Nov 11, 2019
A Romantic Revival
2945
He’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?
Nov 07, 2019
The Other Woman
3017
She wonders if she can satisfy her attraction to women without losing the husband she loves.
Oct 31, 2019
A Small Town Affair
3058
Their relationship started with an affair that ended two marriages. Now they wonder if there’s enough trust there to build something stable together.
Oct 24, 2019
Young Love
3074
She lives in Mexico, he lives in the US. Their immigration status has forced them to consider marriage sooner than they might have planned.
Oct 17, 2019
Season Three Trailer
160
A new season of Where Should We Begin?
Mar 08, 2019
I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife
2998
Almost two years ago her husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease. They have three kids, a mortgage to pay, and he has developed some compulsive behaviors he isn't proud of. Esther helps them learn how to turn off the caregiver, and remember they are much more than that to each other.
Apr 27, 2018
I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head
2979
[Contains mature themes] After a discovery in her doctor's office, a woman realizes her husband has been unfaithful. While betrayed and angry, she still feels a desire to stick it out for the sake of the kids. He, meanwhile, is desperate to find a way back to her. Esther takes them back to their upbringings and the years before the infidelities to find a place of mutual compassion.
Apr 20, 2018
You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married
2908
[Contains mature themes] They’ve been together for more than a decade, but this isn’t the first time they’ve separated. Stuck in a cycle of explosive escalations, a husband and wife want to make it work but can’t break their habit of going for the emotional jugular. Esther encourages them to start their conversations differently.
Apr 13, 2018
Questions You Aren't Allowed to Ask
2992
[Contains mature themes] What began as an eight-year affair between two women has stretched into a 19-year partnership. But despite their private commitment to one another, they’ve never quite managed to move beyond the shame of their origin story. Esther takes a novel approach to revealing a long-held secret.
Apr 06, 2018
Leaving the Shame Behind
3016
A young couple has endured a series of crises early in their marriage, from a benign brain tumor to a serious car crash to the husband’s near-fatal heart attack. Following his recovery, he’s adapting to new physical limitations, while she says the children bear the brunt of his frustrations. Esther coaches them through an honest conversation on anger, parenthood and the power of apology.
Mar 30, 2018
Ms. Entitlement and Mr. Sacrifice Out On a Date
3082
[Contains mature themes] An on-again, off-again couple in their fifties, dating in a post-divorce landscape, are struggling with different world views, priorities and sexual interests. Recognizing that their polarized dynamic takes the fun out of spending time together, Esther guides both towards less rigid perspectives.
Mar 23, 2018
I Want to Feel Wanted
3070
After ten years, a husband tells his wife he no longer wishes to be married. A month later, stuck in limbo, they come to Esther. She helps them have an honest conversation about their expectations, desires, and the ways in which their role as parents has left little room for intimacy.
Mar 16, 2018
You Need Help to Help Her
2996
[Contains mature themes] A husband and wife are united in their desire to help their daughter, two years after she suffered a breakdown and moved home, shutting herself off from her family and friends. Esther urges them to examine the way pressure and expectations – no matter how well-intentioned – can shape a child’s upbringing.
Mar 09, 2018
I Can’t Give You a Child
2720
[Contains mature themes] 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.
Dec 01, 2017
Trauma Doesn’t Like to be Touched
2484
[Contains mature themes] 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.
Nov 24, 2017
Sexlessness
2312
[Contains mature themes] 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.
Nov 17, 2017
Tell Me I'm Not Alone
2667
[Contains mature themes] A young family, a ten-year age difference, and a wife who found independence through an extra-marital relationship. They’ve decided to forgive and rebuild, but the pain of the betrayal remains.
Nov 10, 2017
There's You There's Me and There's Us
2887
[Contains mature themes] They have been together for 17 years, best friends and partners who, despite their loving and positive relationship, go months without connecting sexually.
Nov 03, 2017
Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man
2830
[Contains Mature themes.] 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.
Oct 27, 2017
The Addict
2613
[Contains mature themes] 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.
Oct 20, 2017
Speak to Me in French
2611
[Contains mature themes] 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.
Oct 08, 2017
Motherless Women
2414
[Contains mature themes] 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.
Oct 08, 2017
I've Had Better
3079
[Contains mature themes] 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.
Oct 08, 2017
Prologue
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Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity to sexlessness to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So…where should we begin?
May 17, 2017