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Esther Perel

From Time Ideas: Do You Have A Right To Privacy In Your Marriage?

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 10.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Fairyington

Privacy, a new off-Broadway play starring Daniel Radcliffe at the Public Theater in New York City, contemplates all the ways in which the digital revolution has destroyed privacy -- and it mourns for its loss.

Discounted Mating in Captivity

Francis Levy | Posted 09.14.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Esther Perel, the therapist and author of Mating in Captivity, recently advertised an "Annual Sexual Health Day Sale-50% Off All Workshops." On the la...

An Open Letter to the Good Guys with 5 Tips from the Bad Boys

Deb Besinger | Posted 05.25.2016 | Divorce
Deb Besinger

Listen, it's not that we think the Bad Boys are better than the Good Guys because we know they aren't going to be permanent in our lives. The thing is, they understand what we need and want and are willing to risk rejection in hopes of giving it to us.

Mindful Genius

Ira Israel | Posted 03.24.2017 | Education
Ira Israel

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. ~ F....

My 2016 Fantasy: Get A Danish Au Pair

Diana Whitney | Posted 01.29.2017 | Parents
Diana Whitney

For my top 2016 resolution, I've chosen imagination instead: imagination, fantasy, and a radical questioning of the status quo.

Why We Choose to Be Erotic at Work and Not at Home

Jill Dahl | Posted 12.17.2016 | Women
Jill Dahl

The concept of mothers doing something for themselves is revolutionary in North America. In other countries around the world, there is much more communal living, where the child has other adults to depend on.

How to Maintain Desire and Intimacy

Amy Chan | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

At work, we show up 100 percent, are on time, are responsible, are proactive and intentional. Then, when we get home, we bring what Perel calls, "the leftovers". We're exhausted, we're on autopilot and even flat out lazy. No wonder desire and intimacy is dwindling with this way of showing up.

10 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Badass Women You Can't Afford to Ignore

Jill Dahl | Posted 10.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

Have you ever listened to someone speak, and the truth in their message shook you to your core? It's a rare moment, but you can probably recall someone you watched live, listened to on the radio or on a podcast, or saw on television that challenged your way of thinking.

Acquitting Noah Solloway on Showtime's The Affair

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 10.04.2016 | Entertainment
Stephanie Fairyington

On Showtime's hit series The Affair, premiering October 4th for a second season, Dominic West plays Noah Solloway, a man who seems to have it all: Hap...

How To Take Control During A Midlife Crisis

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

What do you do when someone you thought you knew like the back of your hand mutates into someone you don't recognize? The midlife crisis. Or that's what we tend to call it.

16 Ways To Keep Desire Alive In A Long-Term Relationship

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

What if 'Happily Ever After After' was boring and didn't come 'naturally'? Have you noticed that nothing ever comes after 'Happily Ever After' in fairy tales? And monotony works fabulously for lots of people and yet the biggest problem couples and individuals have is the loss of desire.

What Esther Perel and Dan Savage Taught Me About Listening and Speaking

Buster Ross | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Buster Ross

If we aren't concerned about getting credit for an idea, but simply getting it into our culture, we can just share our best thoughts without having to worry about building an audience or platform.

Here's One Reason Why People Cheat.. And Why Affairs Can Be So Traumatic

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.23.2015 | Divorce

It's hard to quantify just how many people cheat, but with older estimates ranging from 40 to 76 percent, it's safe to assume there's a lot of infidel...

Ira Israel: Mindful Dating III

Ira Israel | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

If there is one person currently spearheading the movement towards conscious loving relationships it is Esther Perel.

Why Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid Even In The Most Honest Marriage

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

Freedom and independence in my marriage started with me not taking my husband's last name and has continued to be important to me. When I got married 29 years ago, I was insistent on the wedding vow passage where it states that when we join in marriage we still remain as two separate individuals.

Raising A Rock Star

Diana Whitney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Parents
Diana Whitney

As parents, I think we need to discover an erotic world in our house that remains separate from the children. The girls have no trouble entering their imaginary realms -- any place, any time of day.

The Psychology of Sexual Fantasy: Part 2

Cari Shane | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Cari Shane

One of the natural consequences of having the ability to imagine is also having the skills to use our imaginations to conjure up sexual fantasies. But, just because we can think them up, doesn't mean we're comfortable talking about them, or further still, acting them out.

The Psychology of Sexual Fantasy: Part 1

Cari Shane | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Cari Shane

Sexual fantasies are a natural byproduct of the human imagination. Yet, they make the majority of us uncomfortable enough that our fantasies about sex and sexual activities remain inside our heads.

Ira Israel: Mindful Sex

Ira Israel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

If you want to have a radically mindful, loving, connective, passionate, intimate experience that may or may not include non-procreative sex, you may want to consider some of the following advice.

Developing Feelings for Someone New?

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.05.2014 | Divorce
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

When a marriage is going through challenging times, it is extremely common to become consumed with thoughts about how there must be something out there that is better. These ideas can feel especially powerful if there is someone else in the picture.

Keeping Passion Alive

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Dr. Gail Gross

To know yourself and your partner, and what drives you both emotionally is to move forward from consciousness instead of projection.

Make It Fit

Kim West | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Kim West

We're so worried about being either great parents or nothing like our parents that we're losing our ability to hold onto our SELF. Of course we don't want to emotionally damage our children, but at what cost?

Lies People Tell About Love And Lust

Michele Redmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Michele Redmon

All relationships go through phases of attraction but when all is said and done who wouldn't want a good bagel?

Why You Should Fire Your Marketing Department To Create Lasting Desire In Marriage

Dr. Corey Allan | Posted 10.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Corey Allan

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgRelationships, especially close ones, present a problem (and we all face this problem). There's no way that you can be in a close, committed relationship, and not have your spouse discover who you really are.

Scheduling Sex: The Secret To A Passionate Marriage?

Laurie Gerber | Posted 10.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Laurie Gerber

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe next time we have sex, we have to have it outside of our warm, comfy bed. For some of you, this may be exciting, but I happen to love my cozy bed. What consequence would work well for you?