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Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

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

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

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Step into iconic couples therapist Esther Perel and listen as real couples anonymously bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it's a space for people to be heard and understood. It's also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships. So.. where should we begin? Season three coming spring 2019.

Latest Episodes

Season Three Trailer

A new season of Where Should We Begin? coming Spring 2019

2 MINMAR 8
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Season Three Trailer

I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife

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, and remember they are much more than that to each other.

45 MIN2018 APR 27
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I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife

I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head

[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 way back to her. Esther takes them back to their upbringings and the years before the infidelities to find a place of mutual compassion.

45 MIN2018 APR 20
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I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head

You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

[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 emotional jugular. Esther encourages them to start their conversations differently.

43 MIN2018 APR 13
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You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

Questions You Aren't Allowed to Ask

[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. Esther takes a novel approach to revealing a long-held secret.

45 MIN2018 APR 6
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Questions You Aren't Allowed to Ask

Leaving the Shame Behind

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 children bear the brunt of his frustrations. Esther coaches them through an honest conversation on anger, parenthood and the power of apology.

45 MIN2018 MAR 30
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Leaving the Shame Behind

Ms. Entitlement and Mr. Sacrifice Out On a Date

[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 spending time together, Esther guides both towards less rigid perspectives.

46 MIN2018 MAR 23
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Ms. Entitlement and Mr. Sacrifice Out On a Date

I Want to Feel Wanted

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 has left little room for intimacy.

46 MIN2018 MAR 16
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I Want to Feel Wanted

1: You Need Help to Help Her

[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 and expectations – no matter how well-intentioned – can shape a child’s upbringing.

45 MIN2018 MAR 9
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1: You Need Help to Help Her

I Can’t Give You a Child

[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.

40 MIN2017 DEC 1
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I Can’t Give You a Child

Latest Episodes

Season Three Trailer

A new season of Where Should We Begin? coming Spring 2019

2 MINMAR 8
Comments
Season Three Trailer

I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife

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, and remember they are much more than that to each other.

45 MIN2018 APR 27
Comments
I Don't Want to Be Your Caregiver, I Want to Be Your Wife

I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head

[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 way back to her. Esther takes them back to their upbringings and the years before the infidelities to find a place of mutual compassion.

45 MIN2018 APR 20
Comments
I've Had 100 Conversations with You in My Head

You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

[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 emotional jugular. Esther encourages them to start their conversations differently.

43 MIN2018 APR 13
Comments
You Can Be Right or You Can Be Married

Questions You Aren't Allowed to Ask

[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. Esther takes a novel approach to revealing a long-held secret.

45 MIN2018 APR 6
Comments
Questions You Aren't Allowed to Ask

Leaving the Shame Behind

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 children bear the brunt of his frustrations. Esther coaches them through an honest conversation on anger, parenthood and the power of apology.

45 MIN2018 MAR 30
Comments
Leaving the Shame Behind

Ms. Entitlement and Mr. Sacrifice Out On a Date

[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 spending time together, Esther guides both towards less rigid perspectives.

46 MIN2018 MAR 23
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Ms. Entitlement and Mr. Sacrifice Out On a Date

I Want to Feel Wanted

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 has left little room for intimacy.

46 MIN2018 MAR 16
Comments
I Want to Feel Wanted

1: You Need Help to Help Her

[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 and expectations – no matter how well-intentioned – can shape a child’s upbringing.

45 MIN2018 MAR 9
Comments
1: You Need Help to Help Her

I Can’t Give You a Child

[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.

40 MIN2017 DEC 1
Comments
I Can’t Give You a Child