36 episodes

Listen to the incomparable therapist Esther Perel counsel real couples as they reveal the most intimate, personal, and complicated details of the conflicts that have brought them to her door. This season, she takes on open marriage, racism inside an extended family, coming out in a religious home, and chronic infidelity, among other delicate dynamics. Esther creates a space for us to hear our own lives and struggles articulated in the stories of others. So....where should we begin?

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel Audible

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 1.5K Ratings

Listen to the incomparable therapist Esther Perel counsel real couples as they reveal the most intimate, personal, and complicated details of the conflicts that have brought them to her door. This season, she takes on open marriage, racism inside an extended family, coming out in a religious home, and chronic infidelity, among other delicate dynamics. Esther creates a space for us to hear our own lives and struggles articulated in the stories of others. So....where should we begin?

    In This Relationship What Is "I" and What Is "We"?

    In This Relationship What Is "I" and What Is "We"?

    They grew up with traumatic backgrounds, met in college and immigrated to the U.S. together. They've built stability and security, and now one of them longs for more freedom.
    Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

    • 46 min
    The Chronic Philanderer

    The Chronic Philanderer

    He's been cheating on her for years, and she's had enough. Now she wants to know: is he in or is he out?
    Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

    • 46 min
    What Would It Take For You to Come Out?

    What Would It Take For You to Come Out?

    Four years in, she can't admit she's attracted to her girlfriend, and her family still doesn't know.
    Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

    • 49 min
    You Want Me To Watch The Kids While You Go Out With Another Guy?

    You Want Me To Watch The Kids While You Go Out With Another Guy?

    They met as religious teenagers and married as virgins. It's the age old story — once you're allowed to be intimate, you no longer want to be. Deciding to open the marriage has brought about huge changes in their sex life, and ruptures in their emotional one.
    Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

    • 46 min
    Season Four Trailer

    Season Four Trailer

    A new season of Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel.

    • 2 min
    Couples Under Lockdown: Lagos, Nigeria

    Couples Under Lockdown: Lagos, Nigeria

    Last summer they left everything they'd built in Seattle for a chance at a very different life. He took a dream turn to expand his company and be closer to home; she gave up her nursing job to manage their girls and explore new horizons abroad. COVID-19 hits as they watch the fate of other countries, knowing if it reaches Nigeria with a population of more than 200 million people, it will be devastating. They've been offered a chance to go home, but to what? Leaving Nigeria would mean walking away from everything, but staying could be more than either signed up for. Esther speaks to the couple as Africa begins easing restrictions.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Syed Rahman ,

Helps you to communicate your emotions

I love this podcast. Helps you to understand how to communicate your emotions. Not easy to put emotions into words. You get some ideas and tools. Very helpful and realistic information.

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Fantastic! This pod cast can really help one articulate their own emotions in their relationship in everyday life and through difficult times.

SKPjunior ,

A must-listen

You’ll find while listening to this pod that you learn less about the couple and more about yourself. Fascinating work. Can’t recommend enough.

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