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April 6, 2021

The Guardian

Esther Perel on life after Covid: ‘People will want to reconnect with eros’

“I am a mother, I am a wife, I am a lover, I am a friend, I am a daughter, I am the manager, I am the reporter, I am, I am, I am … And it’s all happening in one chair at the same table in the kitchen.”

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March 25, 2021

Vanity Fair

Can Therapy Save the Pandemic-Era Workplace?

The second season of Esther Perel’s podcast How’s Work? brings the issues of the remote workplace to the therapist’s couch.

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February 12, 2021

NPR Ted Radio Hour

Esther Perel: Building Resilient Relationships

How do we build more trusting and empathetic relationships, even during a crisis? This hour, therapist Esther Perel shares ideas on creating lasting bonds in romance, family, and at work.

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October 26, 2020

Refinery 29

Rashida Jones, Sofia Coppola & Esther Perel On Love In 2020

In the virtual roundtable, Coppola joins Jones and famed relationship therapist Esther Perel to discuss some of the universal themes in the film. They dive into everything from the secret to maintaining desire in a long-term marriage to the ways in which quarantine acts as a relationship accelerator.

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MAY 5, 2020

The New Yorker

“This Is What Happens to Couples Under Stress”: 
An Interview with Esther Perel

The therapist, author, and podcast host offers wisdom on navigating romantic relationships under quarantine.

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APRIL 22, 2020

The New York Times

We’re All Grieving. This Is How We Get Through It.

While therapists rarely divulge personal experience, Ms. Perel offers a rare glimpse into how she processes this crisis, as a mother, a member of the at-risk population and the child of two Holocaust survivors.

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APRIL 19, 2020

This American Life

Episode 701: Black Box

Tens of millions of couples confined for weeks now, the relationships being remolded by this lockdown. Wondering what's happening with couples, Ira Glass reached out to Esther Perel. 

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APRIL 13, 2020


Esther Perel Advises Wall Street on Relationships in Quarantine Era

“In the Wall Street world, the men who are used to being in charge often have traumatic backgrounds as little boys. They learn to never show an ounce of vulnerability, to always crush it. When they can’t crush it, and resources [are] diminished, they experience powerlessness, fear, which is all denied and transformed into rage.”

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November 15, 2019

The Wall Street Journal

She’s a Couples Counselor, but for Your Work Relationships

Famed therapist Esther Perel is carving out a new niche as an executive coach. She insists her skills haven’t changed. The workplace has.

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November 6, 2019

Financial Times

Esther Perel: ‘Emotions used to be the scourge of the business world’

The leading psychotherapist talks about navigating the social change transforming workplaces

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