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Relationships & Love

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

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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, it’s a space for people to be...Show More
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I've Had Better

46:43 | Oct 9th, 2017

[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 revelation about their communica...Show More
I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife

45:22 | Apr 27th, 2018

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 developed some compulsive behaviors he isn't proud of. Esther helps them learn how to turn off the 'caregiver,' a...Show More
Trauma Doesn’t Like to be Touched

36:49 | Nov 24th, 2017

[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.
Season Three Trailer

02:41 | Mar 8th

A new season of Where Should We Begin? coming Spring 2019
I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head

45:03 | Apr 20th, 2018

[Contains mature themes] After a discovery in her doctor's office, a woman realizes her husband has been unfaithful. While betrayed and angry, she still feels a desire to stick it out for the sake of the kids. He, meanwhile, is desperate to find a wa...Show More
You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

43:53 | Apr 13th, 2018

[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 their habit of going for the em...Show More
Questions You Aren't Allowed to Ask

45:16 | Apr 6th, 2018

[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 shame of their origin story. E...Show More
Leaving the Shame Behind

45:40 | Mar 30th, 2018

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 near-fatal heart attack. Following his recovery, he’s adapting to new physical limitations, while she says the ch...Show More
Ms. Entitlement and Mr. Sacrifice Out On a Date

46:46 | Mar 23rd, 2018

[Contains mature themes] An on-again, off-again couple in their fifties, dating in a post-divorce landscape, are struggling with different world views, priorities and sexual interests. Recognizing that their polarized dynamic takes the fun out of spe...Show More
I Want to Feel Wanted

46:34 | Mar 16th, 2018

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 in which their role as parents...Show More
You Need Help to Help Her

45:20 | Mar 9th, 2018

[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 to examine the way pressure an...Show More
I Can’t Give You a Child

40:45 | Dec 1st, 2017

[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 are not the ones they take home...Show More
Sexlessness

33:58 | Nov 17th, 2017

[Contains mature themes] A couple are first-generation children of immigrants, raised to believe sex should only take place in a marriage. Now that sex isn’t forbidden, it’s deeply uninteresting…to one of them.
Tell Me I'm Not Alone

39:52 | Nov 10th, 2017

[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.
There's You There's Me and There's Us

43:32 | Nov 3rd, 2017

[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.
Impotent Is No Way to Define a Man

42:15 | Oct 27th, 2017

[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 resentment.
The Addict

38:58 | Oct 20th, 2017

[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. Esther gives them some tools to navigate and support each other's experiences.
Speak to Me in French

38:29 | Oct 9th, 2017

[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 effort to help them create a new s...Show More
Motherless Women

35:20 | Oct 9th, 2017

[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 the family dynamic. Esther hel...Show More
Prologue

02:17 | May 17th, 2017

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, it’s a space for people to be h...Show More