The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel

The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity

Iconic couples’ therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity.An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are we to make of this time-honored tabo...

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  • Kristal
    I won this book from Goodreads. This book should be read by everyone in a serious relationship or maybe before marriage. Very thoughtful and full of insight....
  • Stephanie
    Everyone in a relationship should read THE STATE OF AFFAIRS: Perel is a wonderfully engaging writer, and raises so many thought-provoking questions and opportunities for deep thought and reflection. Marriage in America has gone through so many changes in a relatively short period of time, and this b...
  • Mehrsa
    I'm a huge fan of Perel's super realistic view of marriage. I've been following her work and this book did not disappoint. I know she's a sex therapist and so her focus on sex obviously makes sense and when you are a researcher focused on one thing, you tend to think that that thing is the most impo...
  • Naeemah Huggins
    Full of information about human behavior in love and relationships. So dense, that I think I might have to read it again....
  • Hannah
    An incredibly well written and readable book on our long standing institution of marriage and the infidelity that has come along with it through the centuries. I found this books so helpful in providing new language and frameworks for beginning to articulate where I stand in the midst of this shifti...
  • Anamaria
    "No woman should give any man the power to shatter her romantic ideals."...
  • Marisa
    Library Request. It was a real thought provoking insight to affairs and why people do it, accept it or are hurt by them. It was very insightful....
  • Celine
    I appreciate the way Esther Perel has sought to truly understand her clients. I'd like to be able to channel her level of empathy and insight someday. We'd likely all be better partners if more of us did the type of self-reflection and -exploration Perel encourages in The State of Affairs. Often eas...
  • Trish
    Apparently eighty percent of the population has some experience with infidelity, whether through a parent, spouse, friend, or family member. Considering how hurtful and destructive such urges are, it is amazing most of us are still standing. Esther Perel has distilled her years of marriage counselin...

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