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All the relational habits you built in life don’t immediately disappear the moment you walk in the office door. In the new podcast, How’s Work?, iconic couples therapist Esther Perel brings new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace connections, conflict and dynamics through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues -- touching every work environment from start-ups and family businesses to corporations and service industries.

How's Work? with Esther Perel Gimlet Media

    • Relationships

All the relational habits you built in life don’t immediately disappear the moment you walk in the office door. In the new podcast, How’s Work?, iconic couples therapist Esther Perel brings new perspective to the invisible forces that shape workplace connections, conflict and dynamics through one-time therapy sessions with coworkers, cofounders and colleagues -- touching every work environment from start-ups and family businesses to corporations and service industries.

    The Break-Up

    The Break-Up

    They flew fighter jets together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then they co-founded a successful business. Now, for the first time in their adult lives, they’re ready to part ways professionally, but they don’t know what their lives would look like without their "brother of choice." Side-by-side on Esther's couch, they talk about letting go of the fierce loyalty bonds forged in the cockpit.

    • 54 min
    Prologue: What Couples Therapy Teaches Us About Work

    Prologue: What Couples Therapy Teaches Us About Work

    In this prologue, Esther Perel introduces us to the idea of the “relational dowry.” Each of us has a relationship resume that is cultivated at home - in our families, our communities, and our romantic lives - that influences the way we interact with our colleagues at work. Here we meet a few of the people Esther will invite into her office over the course of the series: coworkers, cofounders, bosses and employees, and family members who work together.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

Incredible show ,

Incredible show

This show is amazing! Esther does an amazing job and explaining complex concepts and makes them relatable and is funny and enjoyable
Thank you!

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Esther Perel is the truth ♥️

What I love the most about Esther Perel is that she seeds insights, surfaces reactions and has a special skill in curating meaningful conversations. Because she leverages the experiential currency of others, it makes her conversation incredibly meaningful and relevant to many. She is such an insightful human. Please keep these episodes coming!

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