38 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
    • 4.7, 157 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?

    When I'm Manic I Cheat

    When I'm Manic I Cheat

    Bipolar, infidelity, open relationships: they're stuck in a world of loaded words. Her friends are convinced she should leave, but she doesn't want to follow in her mother's footsteps.
    Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

    • 50 min
    It's Very Hard to Live with a Saint

    It's Very Hard to Live with a Saint

    Barely a year into marriage, they're trapped in a cycle of explosive conflict. She can do no right, and he can do no wrong.
    Programming note: This conversation was recorded before the COVID-19 lockdown.

    • 42 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

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So practical and clear

Brooke has an amazing ability to simply lay out a path forward. So good!

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Very clear which makes it relatable

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