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    ‘I Don’t Know How to Advocate for Myself to My Boss or My Husband’It’s not that you can’t do this for yourself, Esther Perel tells this week’s caller, it’s that you’ve learned not to. Perhaps now you can un-learn.
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    ‘How Do I Stop Obsessing Over Having Had an Affair and Forgive Myself?’Beating yourself up doesn’t solve anything, Esther Perel says. Instead, unpack why you had the affair in the first place and what you got from it.
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    ‘My Brother’s Wife Ruined Our Relationship’No matter how close siblings are, Esther Perel says, they shouldn’t define what love is for each other as they grow older.
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    ‘I’m Seeing Someone I Really Like — I Just Wished She Liked Me Less’To be able to experience a loving relationship, Esther Perel says, you must first accept that you’re capable of being loved.
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    ‘Is My Partner Gaslighting Me, or Am I Being Overly Sensitive?’Manipulation, scapegoating, coercion, and lying are all gaslighting tactics, says Esther Perel. This “Esther Calling” caller knows them all too well.
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    “I’m Stuck in the Middle of My Fighting Friends”You’re not responsible for their relationship, says Esther Perel in this installment of “Esther Calling.”
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    ‘I Want a Child, But My Partner Isn’t Sure’Giving them space to decide means changing the dynamic of the conversation, says Esther Perel in the latest “Esther Calling.”
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    ‘I’m 40 and I’ve Never Had a Long-Term Relationship’First things first: Our romantic attachments mirror the emotional bonds we have with our first caregivers, says Esther Perel in this “Esther Calling.”
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    ‘I’m Losing My Best Friend to Her New Fiancé’Curiosity, Esther Perel says in this “Esther Calling,” about a friend’s life now is essential if a childhood friendship is to survive adulthood.
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    “I’m Resentful of My Partner’s Privilege”“This is not a problem you need to solve,” Esther Perel tells this “Esther Calling” listener. This is the relationship.
  11. where should we begin?
    Esther Perel’s Favorite Episodes of Her Own PodcastThe infidelities, the fights, and the blindfolds.
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    Please Enjoy Esther Perel’s 10 Favorite Erotic Films“Many of these scenes play out fantasies, and fantasies often express our deepest emotional needs and wishes,” Perel says.