202 Commitment and Its Challenges in 21st Century Couples

Esther Perel AND William Doherty

Esther PerelWilliam Doherty

What makes a relationship work? Answers to that question vary wildly from one decade to the next, but even within the current generation, there are countless ways to define committed relationships. For therapists, this means there are also countless things to consider when treating couples. As expert therapists with differing perspectives on coupledom, Esther Perel and William Doherty join us for a thought provoking dialogue on:

  • what intimacy and commitment mean to modern clients and clinicians
  • how to work with ambivalent couples who may be considering divorce
  • the need for novelty and individuality in relationships and how these can play a role in affairs
  • how an expanded view of monogamy and the meaning of affairs can open up new dimensions in couples therapy

Esther Perel, MA, LMFT, is a master trainer and an acknowledged international authority on couples, culture, and sexuality. She’s the author of the international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence. Website: http://www.estherperel.com/

William Doherty, PhD, is an educator, researcher, speaker, consultant, and community organizer, his books include Putting Family First, Family Therapy, Take Back Your Kids, and Take Back Your Marriage. Website: http://www.drbilldoherty.org/

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