Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved - from Esther Perel


This is a wonderful talk by Esther Perel Belgian relationship therapist who proposed the concept of Erotic Intelligence. Esther is an international adviser on sex, intimacy and relationships. Besides being an outstanding therapist in her field, Esther also has the ability to communicate her concepts in a clear and enjoyable way. This TED Talk by Esther Perel is about cheating or infidelity- the act, its impacts and some practical advice on what to do with it if it happens. It has received 9+ million views so far on TED’s website.


Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.

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