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  1. relationships
    The Woman Getting Back Into Group SexThis week’s sex diary.
  2. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: Instead of Getting Divorced, They Got PregnantTwo exes explain why it ended.
  3. esther calling
    ‘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.
  4. sex diaries
    The Executive Assistant With a Sugar Daddy in CalabasasThis week’s sex diary.
  5. the body politic
    The Return of the Marriage PlotWhy everyone is suddenly so eager for men and women to get hitched.
  6. relationships
    The 41-Year-Old Discovering That She Likes Dirty TalkThis week’s sex diary.
  7. esther calling
    ‘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.
  8. relationships
    Why Can’t Our Friendship Survive Your Baby?Nothing threatens adult relationships like when some friends have kids and others don’t.
  9. sex diaries
    The Woman Getting the “Ick” From Her DateThis week’s sex diary.
  10. relationships
    The Fashion Assistant Collecting Orgasms in LondonThis week’s sex diary.
  11. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: He Was Living With His GirlfriendTwo exes explain why it ended.
  12. relationships
    The Woman Matching With the Absolute Worst Men on TinderThis week’s sex diary.
  13. come here often?
    Is Flirting Cheating?It’s hot until it crosses the line, but it seems no one can agree on where that line is.
  14. come here often?
    How to Flirt, According to a Bartender“I know that at any bar or party I can get anyone I want.”
  15. come here often?
    In Defense of NeggingNot only does it work, but I actually kind of enjoy it.
  16. come here often?
    8 People on Their Most Disastrous Flirting Attempts“We both ignored it until the smell went away.”
  17. come here often?
    Can You Teach a Girl to Flirt?This summer, I tried to find out.
  18. sex diaries
    The Social Media Manager Who Makes a Move on Her BossThis week’s sex diary.
  19. esther calling
    ‘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.
  20. sex diaries
    The Waiter Wondering If He’ll Have Sex on the Third DateThis week’s sex diary.
  21. sex diaries
    The Gallerista Getting an Erotic Massage at the Russian BathhouseThis week’s sex diary.
  22. sex diaries
    The 50-Year-Old Reconnecting With Her Summer-Camp CrushThis week’s sex diary.
  23. sex diaries
    The Publicist Sleeping With an Irish Guy She Met at the GymThis week’s sex diary.
  24. relationships
    How to Get Over SomeoneSome practical advice from the experts.
  25. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: He Couldn’t Get Past the HerpesTwo exes explain why it ended.
  26. esther calling
    ‘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.
  27. sex diaries
    The Southerner Stumbling Into Her First ThreesomeThis week’s sex diary.
  28. dreaming
    How to Interpret Dreams About Practically AnyoneFrom exes to co-workers to celebrities, here’s a guide.
  29. self
    3 Marriage Counselors on the Misuse of ‘Therapy-Speak’“If someone can’t be vulnerable and honest, they can use therapy jargon to put their partner in their place.”
  30. esther calling
    “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.”
  31. ¡hola papi!
    ‘What if My Partner Judges Me for Writing Smut?’He doesn’t have to read it or get super into the genre, but he does have to respect it, and respect you.
  32. esther calling
    ‘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.”
  33. esther calling
    ‘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.”
  34. esther calling
    ‘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.
  35. recommendations
    The Complete Esther Perel Immersion CourseA guide to the rest of Perel’s (cross-platform, ever-expanding) canon.
  36. esther calling
    “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.
  37. recommendations
    Which Episode of Where Should We Begin? Should You Listen to Right Now?A comprehensive guide to Esther Perel’s flagship podcast.
  38. where should we begin?
    Esther Perel’s Favorite Episodes of Her Own PodcastThe infidelities, the fights, and the blindfolds.
  39. where should we begin?
    Esther Perel’s Pocket Encyclopedia of Human EmotionsSix new ways to talk about your feelings.
  40. first person
    Banishing the Flannel NightgownEsther Perel believes relationships require holding on to mystery and desire. Twenty-three years into marriage, it’s a lesson I’m always relearning.
  41. where should we begin?
    The Cut’s Everything Guide to the Esther Perel UniverseWhere should you begin? Right here.
  42. sex diaries
    The Queer Librarian Getting Paid for Feet PicsThis week’s sex diary.
  43. relationships
    60 Questions for Couples to Get to Know Each Other BetterBecause it’s always a good time to get closer.
  44. breakups
    Billy Porter and Adam Smith Have Broken UpA representative for the Pose actor says the decision was “amicable and mutual.”
  45. love and war
    Why Is the Word Fiancé So Embarrassing?Engaged couples are going out of their way to avoid dropping the F-bomb.
  46. relationships
    A Long List of Questions to Deepen Your RelationshipWhy not get to know your partner a little better?
  47. sex diaries
    The Bisexual Gardener Making Out With a Tattooed ChefThis week’s sex diary.
  48. culture
    The Return of the Messy Celebrity DivorceThese exes have traded in conscious uncoupling for something more acrimonious, and, truthfully, it’s refreshing.
  49. sex diaries
    The Insomniac Tech Worker Juggling 4 WomenThis week’s sex diary.
  50. dreaming
    Dreaming About an Ex? Experts Explore 23 Reasons Why“Look at the dream as a conversation with yourself.”
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