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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 our own relationships. So.. where should we begin? Season three coming spring 2019.
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Season Three Trailer

Season Three Trailer

2019-03-0800:02:4115

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

2018-03-3000:46:0536

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

2018-03-1600:46:5179

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

2018-03-0900:45:4251

[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

2017-12-0100:40:5943

[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 (108)

JJ Todilinus

it is not in the nature of woman to be caring toward anything that doesn't exhibit neotenous features. women make wonderful mothers, but it's not hard to see that they get rid of their husbands all the time. men are sadly disposable. and get nothing out of marriage anymore. I would sooner commit suicide than have a wench looking after mem

Jul 17th
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Joanna Francis

JJ Todilinus : ((((

Jul 17th
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Lee H

He has alot to learn but I doubt if he will anytime soon. He needs to be more compassionate and less of a narcissist. It's going to be difficult because he has to change who he is. Good luck to his spouse. It's going to be a difficult road for you sweetie!

Jul 16th
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Felix Bart

Lee H totally agree! hope so!

Jul 17th
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j

soooooo.....4 months now since the announcement.

Jul 4th
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j

Kelsie Root Thank you!!

Jul 9th
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Kelsie Root

j season 3 is available now but exclusively through Audible, with no word on general release sadly!

Jul 9th
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William McClellan

Wait so is this guy getting cucked or not?

Jun 21st
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oracle orator

thank you for such a great podcast.

Jun 19th
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Umpa Lumpa

if you feel unworthy of love then you try to feel needed...instead of attacking express true feelings, fear of losing him. when you hurt him do you acknowledge that you did or do you defend your actions? excellent episode!!

Jun 15th
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Jeff

wow, when she said "I've had better" 😬

May 31st
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Nutty Thwala

When is the rest of season 3 going to be uploaded 🤔

May 27th
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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

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

t.n.b.mm ..b.n Nunn.b.nbn b..rnbnnh.nb.rrr Groggy r gggggggg gggggggggggggggggggghghi

Feb 8th
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