Relationship therapist Esther Perel councels couples on modern love- and records them for us to hear and learn from. What you hear in her podcasts is the real deal, and listening to them can actually give you the feeling of being in therapy yourself. And whereas most theories you hear about love, relationships, sex, fidelity and trust always seem to have a strong opinion about good and bad, Perel’s ideas seem always to come from a place of practicality and respect, which undoubtedly has made her one of the biggest names in the field.
But her ideas are not only relevant to personal relationships. Principles learned from her talks and sessions also translate directly into one’s work or community. In her 2018 South-by-southwest talk shares her ideas on the future of love and relationships by illustrating how much our expectations of them has shifted in the last couple of decades. And in her TED talk, she focuses on the function that infidelity has in relationships. Most would be shocked to hear that she does not see it as a bad thing per sé, but that the fact that people feel the need to be cross that line, actually says a lot about the relationship they are in, and how they feel about themselves.
Check out one of the podcasts on the Podbean platform right here:
or check all of them here.
You might also want to read the writings of Haley Nahman on Perel’s podcasts, because she took some interesting learnings from them.
And if you prefer to read her book Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence you can get it get it here.
About Esther Perel
Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered more than 20 million views and her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon translated into 25 languages. Her newest book is the New York Times bestseller The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity (HarperCollins). Esther is also an executive producer and host of the popular podcast Where Should We Begin? Learn more at EstherPerel.com or by following @EstherPerelOfficial on Instagram.