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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Author: Esther Perel Global Media

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Step into iconic couples therapist Esther Perel 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 out own relationships. So.. where should we begin? Season three coming spring 2019.
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Season Three Trailer

Season Three Trailer

2019-03-0800:02:419

In the new season of Where Should We Begin?  hear six sets of people at different points in their quest for romantic and familial love, including a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a step-mother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a non-binary child desperate to connect with their single mother, a divorced couple whose two-household relationship may prove that marriage doesn’t have to end after divorce, and more. Listen and better understand your own relationships through the lives of others and Esther’s remarkable insights.
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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
Leaving the Shame Behind

Leaving the Shame Behind

2018-03-3000:46:0528

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.
[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.
I Want to Feel Wanted

I Want to Feel Wanted

2018-03-1600:46:5168

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.
You Need Help to Help Her

You Need Help to Help Her

2018-03-0900:45:4244

[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.
I Can’t Give You a Child

I Can’t Give You a Child

2017-12-0100:40:5940

[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.
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Comments (97)

Nancy Williams

I thought I was listening to this episode as a parent but as an adoptee I ended up listening to the advice for the daughter. This podcast is helpful on many levels, not just for marriage advice. Esther Perel is a gift to this world 💗

May 20th
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Nancy Williams

I would put $ on the husband having left. It sounded like he was gone the minute he told her he was leaving. I feel so sorry for the blindsided wife 💔

May 20th
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April B

get a divorce

May 10th
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jonathan gomez

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May 10th
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Magdalena Marek

wheeen?;)

Apr 7th
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Elise Groezinger

I'm thrilled more is coming!!

Mar 23rd
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Melissa Gifford

great podcast!

Mar 21st
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Julie Heinzel

AHHHHHHH!!!!!! CANNOT wait for season 3!!! This poscast has changed my life!! <3

Mar 11th
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j

Hooray!!!! Finally, the wait is almost over for my favorite podcast to start!!!

Mar 8th
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jonathan gomez

j perame ya casi yego nose cuando pero ya casi yego Todo sepaga wnesta vida guero culero

May 10th
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fateme a

.گ....

Mar 6th
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Ela Kaimo

This episode is amazing. I wish I could talk to Esther about my relationship problems, too.

Feb 17th
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Eliza Faulkner

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Feb 8th
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Julia Besnard

Beautiful episode, such a moving couple with true, honest conversation about their deepest feelings. Thank you for sharing.

Jan 29th
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Wanjuhi Njiiri

Being able to express yourself without fear of judgement is the greatest gift in a relationship!

Jan 8th
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Jade Mulvaney

this was one of the most heartbreaking stories. my heart went out to them. :(

Jan 3rd
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Liandy

Thank You Esther Perel for doing this, by listening to this episode as a married couple, saved our marriage, improved our communication and relationship.

Nov 23rd
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Chantal Said

I'm disabled. But in 2016 my husband was diagnosed with cancer and our roles were reversed. It gave both of us a better, if not devastating, perspective on the caregiver/patient relationship.

Oct 21st
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Lanabaynaa

Turn shame into guilt, guilt is conscious ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Oct 3rd
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Lanabaynaa

There’s you, there’s me, then there’s us ❤️

Oct 2nd
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Lanabaynaa

Life is complicated and so are people’s choices ❤️

Oct 1st
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