Why People Cheat: A Relationship Expert Explains

Psychotherapist & Author By Esther Perel
Psychotherapist & Author
Belgian psychotherapist Esther Perel is the New York Times bestselling author of The State of Affairs and Mating in Captivity. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered more than 20 million views and she is also the host of the popular podcast Where Should We Begin?

Editor's Note: For 10 years, renowned relationship therapist Esther Perel has traveled the globe working with couples whose relationships have been uprooted by infidelity. In this talk, Perel eloquently sheds light on the poorly understood topic of infidelity, which, as she points out is both universally forbidden, but also universally practiced. She answers the question, “Why do we cheat?” and offers insight about how to know whether infidelity is a relationship breaking point, or an opportunity to jolt into new possibilities.

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