Few partnerships are conceived with the end in mind at the outset of a commitment. Yet the people we choose for our closest relationships will most surely impact how well the goals and values of our physical end will be met. With her life’s work focusing on matters of intimacy, communication and the human condition, psychotherapist Esther Perel delves into the nature of the lifelong need for connection even as serious illness challenges personal notions of fidelity, companionship and identity. 

About the Speaker

Esther Perel is a psychotherapist, podcaster and New York Times bestselling author recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, Esther serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies worldwide and her TED Talks have garnered more than 29 million views. Her books, Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence and State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity have been translated into nearly 30 languages. Season 3 of her acclaimed podcast, Where Should We Begin is now available. Her latest podcast, How’s Work? launched November 5.