Esther Perel: Rethinking Infidelity

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.

"we live in an era where we feel we're entitled to pursue our desires, because this is the culture where I deserve to be happy" "If before we divorced because we were unhappy, today we divorce because we could be happier" "Choosing to stay when you could leave, is the new shame".