120 episodes

Every Monday morning step into the office of iconic psychotherapist Esther Perel and listen in as real people in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their stories. From breakups and open relationships to workplace conflicts and fractures in the family, it’s a place to hear our own stories reflected in the lives of others. So…where should we begin? Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel Esther’s Office Hours

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 1.8K Ratings

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Every Monday morning step into the office of iconic psychotherapist Esther Perel and listen in as real people in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their stories. From breakups and open relationships to workplace conflicts and fractures in the family, it’s a place to hear our own stories reflected in the lives of others. So…where should we begin? Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Esther Calling - It Feels Like My Siblings Abandoned Me Follow-Up

    Esther Calling - It Feels Like My Siblings Abandoned Me Follow-Up

    Late last summer, Esther spoke to a young woman grappling with the burden of caring for her ailing parents and the feelings of resentment she feels towards her older siblings. At the end of the session, Esther encouraged her to write her mother a letter opening the door to a deeper connection. Esther checks in to see if the letter was ever written.

    Esther Calling - It Feels Like My Siblings Abandoned Me

    Esther Calling - It Feels Like My Siblings Abandoned Me

    In this Esther Calling, Esther speaks to a young woman grappling with the burden of caring for her ailing parents and the feelings of resentment she feels towards her older siblings. But the true cause of this family conflict goes much deeper than who is showing up and who is not.

    Esther Callings are a one time, 45-60 minute interventional phone call with Esther. They are edited for time, clarity, and anonymity. If you have a question you would like to talk through with Esther, send a voice memo to producer@estherperel.com.
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    • 37 min
    Does Growing Up Mean Growing Apart? Follow-Up

    Does Growing Up Mean Growing Apart? Follow-Up

    These three young men grew up together and started a production company as adults. They faced the growing pains one might expect as they transitioned from friends to coworkers. Now, two years after their initial session, Esther follows up to see where they are now and what shifted after the session.

    Does Growing Up Mean Growing Apart?

    Does Growing Up Mean Growing Apart?

    They grew up together and now run a production company. They are contending with the growing pains of transitioning from best friends to coworkers and the challenges of running, essentially, a family business. Esther helps them find the complementarity in their roles and see their story as growing and developing even in the face of challenges.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Esther Calling - My Mom Should Have Set a Different Example

    Esther Calling - My Mom Should Have Set a Different Example

    Esther speaks to a woman who is experiencing a kind of a double story. She resents her mother for the choices she made and the example she set, while also wondering if she keeps choosing the safe person as a way to combat those childhood feelings of abandonment. Esther helps her untangle these complicated feelings.
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    • 42 min
    The Legacy of Our Mothers

    The Legacy of Our Mothers

    In this Apple bonus, Esther shares a letter she wrote about mothers including the complicated relationship she had with her own mother. As we approach Mother's Day, Esther invites you to reflect on your own relationships with motherly figures and encourages you to reach out to them. She even has a few ideas of things you can ask to get a new conversation started.

    Want to learn more? Receive monthly insights, musings, and recommendations to improve your relational intelligence via email from Esther: https://www.estherperel.com/newsletter

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

syl083 ,

Amazing subscription

As a therapist who practices IFS personally and with my clients I was so excited to see my two favourite therapists in a conversation! Esther I have always hoped you would bring Richard Schwartz on and I would love to see you do an IFS session with someone on the podcast. IFS is the most powerful form of therapy IMO second to psychedelic assisted so I’m so glad you have brought this to your audience!

Volcano27melblocal ,

Am going to unsubscribe

I used to love this podcast. However, the commercials/adverts have reached an unprecedented level. It now takes five minutes before any actual interviews begin. We have to listen to Esther ‘sell out’. We then have three more interruptions over a 30 minute podcast. Sorry, you lost me.

Layts 1 ,

Sloot

I love all the banter and funnies- iDGAF in terms of what anyone says about me or this situation- all I regret it was taken wrongly so many months ago!
I’m glad you are benefiting and a lot of my mates too but what the heck do I do in the present.

Yeah I like Sofia, took it a little far know now my whole past is brought up in terms of exes.

To back a few things up, a lot of time for that girl and if you want my side- when she sees me the next day after a certain thing. Of course I’m going to be a little stand offish.

Let’s move forward and get over this as I will by tomorrow.
At least you know after the greenwood what happened.
You just know when ya know!
Let’s grow up and meet me for once so you can have a great chat- your ppl and me.
I’m harmless just asking

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