Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

19 EpisodesProduced by Audible

Real couples. Candid conversations. Surprising truths. In the new Audible series, listen in as the foremost authority on modern love Esther Perel meets with real couples—and their stories become your stories.

19 Episodes | 2017 - 2018

S2 Ep. 8: I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife

April 27th, 2018

45:22
 Almost two years ago her husband was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's Disease. They have three kids, a mortgage to pay, and he has …

S2: Ep. 7: I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head

April 20th, 2018

45:03

[Contains mature themes] After a discovery in her doctor's office, a woman realizes her husband has been unfaithful. While betrayed and angry, she …

S2 Ep. 6: You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

April 13th, 2018

43:53

[Contains mature themes] They’ve been together for more than a decade, but this isn’t the first time they’ve separated. Stuck in a cycle of explosive escalations, a husband and wife want to make it work but can’t break …

S2 Ep. 5: Questions You Aren't Allowed to Ask

April 6th, 2018

45:16

[Contains mature themes] What began as an eight-year affair between two women has stretched into a 19-year partnership. But despite their private commitment to one another, they’ve never quite managed to move beyond the …

S2 Ep. 4: Leaving the Shame Behind

March 30th, 2018

45:40
A young couple has endured a series of crises early in their marriage, from a benign brain tumor to a serious car crash to the husband’s …

S2 Ep. 3: Ms. Entitlement and Mr. Sacrifice Out On a Date

March 23rd, 2018

46:46

[Contains mature themes] An on-again, off-again couple in their fifties, dating in a post-divorce landscape, are struggling with different world …

S2 Ep.2: I Want to Feel Wanted

March 16th, 2018

46:34

After ten years, a husband tells his wife he no longer wishes to be married. A month later, stuck in limbo, they come to Esther. She helps them have an honest conversation about their expectations, desires, and the ways …

S2 Ep. 1: You Need Help to Help Her

March 9th, 2018

45:20

[Contains mature themes] A husband and wife are united in their desire to help their daughter, two years after she suffered a breakdown and moved home, shutting herself off from her family and friends. Esther urges them …

S1 Ep. 10: I Can’t Give You a Child

December 1st, 2017

40:45

[Contains mature themes] A woman realizes she doesn’t want to have children and comes to Esther for help expressing this to her husband, who passionately wishes to be a father. But often the stories people come in with …

S1 Ep. 9: Trauma Doesn’t Like to be Touched

November 24th, 2017

36:49

[Contains mature themes] A newly-married couple comes to Esther for guidance on how to create a space of safety and physical intimacy, while also giving voice to past trauma.

S1 Ep. 8: Sexlessness

November 17th, 2017

33:58

[Contains mature themes] A couple are first-generation children of immigrants, raised to believe sex should only take place in a marriage. Now that …

S1 Ep. 7: Tell Me I'm Not Alone

November 10th, 2017

39:52

[Contains mature themes] A young family, a ten-year age difference, and a wife who found independence through an extra-marital relationship. They’ve decided to forgive and rebuild, but the pain of the betrayal remains.

S1 Ep. 6: There's You There's Me and There's Us

November 3rd, 2017

43:32

[Contains mature themes] They have been together for 17 years, best friends and partners who, despite their loving and positive relationship, go months without connecting sexually. 

S1 Ep. 5: Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man

October 27th, 2017

42:15

[Contains Mature themes.] A man has struggled with impotence for over two decades. His wife, in despair over her feelings of hopelessness in the bedroom, seeks relief for her sexual frustration and feelings of …

S1 Ep. 4: The Addict

October 20th, 2017

38:58

[Contains mature themes] They’re grandparents, with a 40-year love story and a stable, happy marriage. But one of them had quite a few secrets. …

S1 Ep. 3: Speak to Me in French

October 9th, 2017

38:29

[Contains mature themes] A husband and wife met while deeply committed to the evangelical faith and didn’t kiss until their wedding day; for her, that kiss felt like “kissing her brother.” Esther gets creative in an …

S1 Ep. 2: Motherless Women

October 9th, 2017

35:20

[Contains mature themes] A couple with two small children are at physical and emotional odds in their relationship. One has given herself over entirely to the children, while the other struggles to find her place within …

S1 Ep. 1: I've Had Better

October 9th, 2017

46:43

[Contains mature themes] He reached out because a year after the discovery of his affair, they aren’t fighting anymore, but they certainly haven’t moved on. Esther guides them towards a more honest conversation, and a …

Prologue

May 17th, 2017

2:17

Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity to sexlessness to loss, …

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