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The Upside of Conflict with Esther Perel

The Upside of Conflict with Esther Perel

Update: 2023-12-07


Psychotherapist Esther Perel joins Chelsea to talk about the upsides and downsides of conflict, how to improve your relationships, and why you and your partner keep having the same argument over and over.  Then: A wife wonders if her less-than-thrilling marriage is truly over.  A sister struggles with her sense of obligation when her roommates' marriage turns polyamorous.  And a mom’s sexual assault as a teenager has her concerned for her own daughter’s future.


Find Esther’s course Turning Conflict Into Connection here.


Books mentioned on today’s episode:

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

The Island of Sea Women

Between Two Kingdoms


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The Upside of Conflict with Esther Perel

The Upside of Conflict with Esther Perel