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Esther Perel

  • Words Pip Usher
  • Photography Katie McCurdy
  • Styling Ashley Abtahie

Psychotherapist Esther Perel wants to fix your love life.

  • Words Pip Usher
  • Photography Katie McCurdy
  • Styling Ashley Abtahie
  • Hair Yohey Nakatsuka
  • Makeup Katie Mellinger
  • Photo Assistant Austin Sandhaus
  • Personal Assistant Samantha Lajoie

“Anybody who has lost someone knows that you can fall in love again.”

“We have a new Olympus that we all want to climb and we don’t necessarily have the tools to climb it,” explains Antwerp-born psychotherapist Esther Perel in her trademark purr. The “Olympus” to which she refers encompasses the aspirations of modern-day relationships—on which Perel has emerged as a leading authority. In addition to her New York City private practice, her two bestselling books, Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence (which has evolved into an online course, Rekindling Desire) and The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity have endeared Perel to a global audience seeking guidance. Her latest foray is her most daring yet: Where Should We Begin? is a podcast that invites listeners into an unscripted therapy session between Perel and an anonymous coup...

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