Esther Perel

Ms. Perel's work has appeared in leading publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Vogue, Le Monde, Ha’aretz, Stern, La Republica, The Guardian, The Observer and The Sydney Morning Herald; she also writes a popular column for the magazine Oh La La, published by the Argentine newspaper La Nación.

Emotional meanings of affairs

Our expectations and demands for exclusiveness which we see in marriage and monogamy are fixed in our earliest love relationship  

The language of infidelity

Most of the words we use to describe infidelity connote moral disapproval, bad character, or sickness. Verbs such as cheating,  

Is fidelity a virtue or a weakness?

Let me turn some ideas around. For some people sexual faithfulness is the easiest faithfulness to keep, but they betray  

Is there such a thing as a bad marriage?

When people come to me in the aftermath of the discovery of an affair there is such a pull to  

Are you an active participant in your sex life?

The passive partner’s thought process is: “I would like to make love with you, but I won’t tell you what  

Future of Couples — Key Ingredients to a Happy Marriage

The promise that there is one person out there with whom a perfect life is possible if we can just  

Tomorrow: Ask me your questions on Live Radio

I’ll be joining Marty Moss-Coane on Radio Times (WHYY-FM) in Philadelphia tomorrow (June 1, 2014) at 11am. We’ll be taking  

Paradox of trust and secrets

A woman discovered her husband’s affair following the death of his mother and unleashed a kind of a rebelliousness against  

Masters and Disasters: Which are you?

Couples are splitting in record numbers, and younger generations are choosing to stay single more often than before. In 1986  

Can men and women really just be friends?

With good communication and the right boundaries in place, it is possible. When a woman’s place was stirring the pot  

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