October 24, 2019
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?
December 23, 2021
Esther Calling – Will He Make The Space For Me
Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel
Her new boyfriend’s wife died four years ago. Reminders of her are all over his house, from her clothes in the closet to her photos on the wall. It makes the caller feel uncomfortable and inadequate. She wonders if there’s room in his house — or his heart — for her.
December 16, 2021
Esther Calling - It's a Matter of Pride
In another episode of Esther Calling, he worries his desire for a serious relationship is putting women off. But early in their phone call, it becomes clear to Esther that he’s talking about a particular woman from his past. He describes his feelings for that woman as “intense”, whereas she was more ambivalent. Esther and the caller explore the question: when is yearning for someone’s unreciprocate...
December 9, 2021
I Can Be Strong and Be Taken Care Of
As Esther says, love is at once an affirmation and a transcendence of who we are. But when one partner grows up as the child taking care of his mother is it any surprise that he experiences the romantic needs of his partner as a repeat of that same responsibility rather than an affirmation of love.
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