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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
Esther Perel Global Media

Every Monday morning step into the office of iconic psychotherapist Esther Perel and listen in as real people in search of insight... more

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Episodes

The Arc of Love - A Small Town Affair

It began as a passionate affair and ended two marriages. Now, they're struggling as they try to build trust. Esther... more

22 Jul 2024 · 50 minutes
The Arc of Love - Young Love

They met in college; he's a U.S. citizen and she's trapped in a cross-border limbo. Their young love complicated by... more

15 Jul 2024 · 50 minutes
The Arc of Love - I Don't Think I Want Kids? But My Partner Might?

The Arc of Love is my gift to you as your summer beach listen of 2024. A curated collection of... more

08 Jul 2024 · 54 minutes
Impotent is No Way To Define a Man

This is a classic session, from the first season of Where Should We Begin? A husband hasn’t had an erection... more

01 Jul 2024 · 47 minutes
You Keep Planning A Future Without Me

They met as community organizers in their neighborhood. She had just gotten out of a multi-year marriage to her ex-wife... more

24 Jun 2024 · 51 minutes
Esther Calling - Four Affairs, Four Divorces. Why Do I Keep Doing This?

Four affairs and four divorces later, she is searching for answers as to why she can’t stop leaving in such... more

17 Jun 2024 · 51 minutes
Trauma Doesn't Like to Be Touched

This is a classic session, from the first season of Where Should We Begin? A newly married couple comes to... more

10 Jun 2024 · 40 minutes
Esther Calling - What If I Break Up With My Dad?

Esther takes a question from a young woman struggling with her relationship with her father. A recent divorce and the... more

03 Jun 2024 · 49 minutes
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... more

20 May 2024 · 37 minutes
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... more

13 May 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
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... more

06 May 2024 · 42 minutes
There's You, There's Me, There's US

This is a classic session, from the first season of Where Should We Begin? A middle-aged couple, together for seventeen... more

29 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Esther Calling - Love is a Trap

He gets to a certain point in relationships before he starts fantasizing about his ex-boyfriends or other future partners. Esther... more

22 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
I Think I Married the Wrong Person

She gets angry when she feels devalued and put down. He intellectualizes and rationalizes instead of sympathizing. Esther helps them... more

15 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
Esther Calling - My Exes Exes Keep Ruining My Relationships

A woman whose ex-boyfriend cheated on her with his ex girlfriend ends a perfectly good relationship because she can't trust... more

08 Apr 2024 · 50 minutes
Esther Perel on New AI - Artificial Intimacy

This week we're airing a very special episode of Brené Brown's Unlocking Us where Esther and Brené discuss how we... more

01 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Esther Calling - My Husband, His Other Wife, and Me

They were aid workers who met abroad, fell in love, and came to the States to get married. After two... more

25 Mar 2024 · 40 minutes
Sex, Comedy and Context: A Live Conversation with Trevor Noah

Not all conversations with Esther have to happen behind closed doors. Last week, Esther sat down with Trevor Noah, live... more

19 Mar 2024 · 49 minutes
I Can't Give You a Child

This is a classic session, from the first season of Where Should We Begin? A woman realizes she doesn’t want... more

18 Mar 2024 · 43 minutes
If He's A "High Value Man", What Am I?

Esther talks to a woman who, despite her best efforts, finds herself implicated in the same toxic cycle of abuse... more

11 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
I Love You One Day, I Hate You The Next

They are a young couple with a small child and they fight non-stop. And while they each have good intentions,... more

04 Mar 2024 · 53 minutes
Say More - Ira Glass on Is This It?

Ira Glass has created over 800 episodes of the genre-defining radio show and podcast This American Life. Each week on... more

26 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
I Trust You to Always Tell Me When I'm Wrong

Too often we can focus on troubles in our relationships and not what happens when the relationship goes right. This... more

19 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
Esther Calling - I Lost Him, But I Lost Myself Too

She lost her husband five years ago. Now, she's finally ready to start picking up the pieces of her life... more

12 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
He Wants it Everyday, She Wants it Never

They find themselves at an erotic stalemate. Married for 20 years with four children, they have lost their way with... more

05 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
As They Like Me More, I Like Myself Less

They are new mothers after a long wait and they are both struggling in their roles at the same international... more

29 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
Esther Calling - Part of Me Wants to Cheat Part Two

This episode contains discussions of a sexual trauma. Please take care listening. This is the second part of a special... more

25 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
Esther Calling - Part of Me Wants to Cheat Part One

This episode contains discussions of a sexual trauma. Please take care listening. A woman in a healthy and loving relationship... more

22 Jan 2024 · 45 minutes
Now That I Have A Girlfriend, I Never Want To Leave My Wife

For years she has been the breadwinner while he has felt like a failure at home raising their daughter. After... more

15 Jan 2024 · 58 minutes
Esther Calling - Am I Just Your Placeholder?

Esther speaks to a woman who seems to get to a certain place within a relationship and then they end... more

08 Jan 2024 · 32 minutes
Non-Negotiables in the New Year | From Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Our friend Dan Harris hosts the Ten Percent Happier podcast. A skeptical journalist, Dan had a panic attack on live... more

03 Jan 2024 · 56 minutes
Say More - Neil Patrick Harris on Friendship

Friendships are their own love stories. Our friends provide continuity in an ever-changing world. They accompany us through the trials... more

18 Dec 2023 · 33 minutes
You Can Be Right, Or You Can Be Married.

This is a classic session, from the first season of Where Should We Begin?. They’ve been together for more than... more

11 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
Esther Calling - My Emotional Inheritance

A woman comes to Esther with a question about how to move on from the pain that her parents have... more

04 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Esther Calling - Is This Survivor's Guilt?

Esther speaks to a man struggling to live a life he can enjoy. He feels wracked with guilt over a... more

27 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
Motherless Women

This is a classic session, from the first season of Where Should We Begin? A couple with two small children... more

20 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
She's Out, He's Still In.

After 20 years together, they wonder if their marriage has run its course? She is too unhappy to stay together... more

13 Nov 2023 · 58 minutes
Esther Calling - Depleted Mothers Club

How do you begin to define a new identity for yourself when you've left the comforts of the world you've... more

06 Nov 2023 · 31 minutes
A Marriage Organized Around Trauma

He was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. In the 20 years since, he has struggled with PTSD and addiction.... more

30 Oct 2023 · 56 minutes
Sexlessness

This is a classic session, from the first season of Where Should We Begin? A new marriage and a young... more

23 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
A Hospital Divided

They're best friends and ER doctors at a small hospital. During the pandemic, they experienced a fracturing among their coworkers,... more

16 Oct 2023 · 58 minutes
Esther Calling - I Left. Now I Want My Wife Back.

He fell in love with someone at work and left his wife. Fast forward a year, he's engaged and realizes... more

09 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
Tell Me I'm Not Alone

This is a classic session, from the first season of Where Should We Begin? A young family, a ten-year age... more

02 Oct 2023 · 43 minutes
Esther Calling - Self Love Isn't Something I Grew Up With

Esther talks to a woman who was passed over for a promotion, again. She straddles two cultures and finds that... more

25 Sep 2023 · 38 minutes
How's Work? - The Preacher's Wife Part Two

When a tragedy shakes their church and their community, both the preacher and his wife try to put the pieces... more

18 Sep 2023 · 42 minutes
How's Work? - The Preacher's Wife

She has never quite fit into the mold of the preacher's wife in their small town. He has put his... more

11 Sep 2023 · 52 minutes
Esther Calling - My Brother's Wife Ruined Our Relationship

In this Esther Calling, we meet a woman who feels that her brother's wife is standing in the way of... more

28 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
The Addict

This episode is a classic session of Where Should We Begin from season 1. They're grandparents, with a 40+ year... more

21 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
Esther Calling- I Want Her to Like Me Less

A woman in her 40s talks to Esther about a crossroads in her life. She has begun a relationship with... more

14 Aug 2023 · 28 minutes
Esther Calling - I Crossed a Line I Never Thought I Would Cross

What happens when you transgress the one boundary you never thought you would? In this week's Esther Calling, Esther talks... more

07 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
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Esther Calling- I Want Her to Like Me Less
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Description

A woman in her 40s talks to Esther about a crossroads in her life. She has begun a relationship with a supportive... more