Relationship therapist Esther Perel launches new podcast for couples living under lockdown
02nd Apr 2020
World-renowned relationship therapist and author Esther Perel is advising couples on the perils of living under lockdown
Self-isolation is a huge challenge for couples, at whatever stage of their relationship they may be at. Being cooped up together with little distraction or ways to get out of the house means that issues in your relationship now have a chance to bubble to the surface and cause friction.
If you’re feeling the pressure in your relationship during this time, there are resources available to help you both navigate and pull through to the other side — and many of them are as easy as listening to a podcast.
Renowned relationship therapist and author Esther Perel is well-known for her podcast Where Should We Begin? which records real sessions that Perel has had with her clients, where they discuss every relationship issue from infidelity to low libido to sexuality and gender. Perel offers measured, practical answers to some of the couple’s most pressing questions, and often, the couple experiences a breakthrough, however small, by the end of each episode.
And now, Perel has invested in the Covid-19 outbreak and how it is affecting couples who are living together under lockdown. Announcing a new limited series Where Should We Begin: Couples Under Lockdown, Perel will release each episode as a session between her and a couple who are having trouble living under self-isolation measures.
In the first episode, which is out now, Perel meets a couple from Sicily in Italy. They have been together for ten years, and have three young children together. According to the couple, they have been emotionally seperate for years, but have tried to maintain a relationship for the benefit of their children. However, now, as the lockdown in Italy continues, the couple has to deal with a host of new challenges.
Perel offers advice to the couple remotely, with the entire episode done completely online. If you have been missing Perel’s wisdom and sage advice on relationships, now’s your chance to dive back in.
Where Should We Begin? is on Spotify and iTunes now.
Read more: The myth of productivity during a global pandemic
Read more: Homeschooling hell: ‘I’m under so much pressure and it’s from the mums’ WhatsApp groups’
Read more: 5 of the best new true crime podcasts to listen to while self-isolating
Don’t miss this year’s IMAGE Business Summit, with an expert line-up, skills masterclasses, keynote addresses and more.Back by popular demand,...
“I was confused. Hadn’t I just been told this was a perfect time to be pregnant?” she questioned. Actress Cortney...
Not everyone was happy about the Duchess of Sussex getting involved in US politics. But her letter on behalf of...
Sarah Harding has died at the age of just 39, her heartbroken mother revealed today. The Girls Aloud star had...
These days, going to a wedding is the equivalent of going on a short holiday in terms of cost. From...
Your brain health is just as important as that of the rest of your body, says psychologist and neuroscientist Dr...