Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
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A Romantic Revival

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

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A Romantic Revival

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

Step into iconic couples therapist Esther Perel's office 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?

Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel

He’s away a lot. She’s a stepmother at home to four children whose mother died by suicide. Is there anything left over for her?

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