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Conflict is not reserved for politics or public policy — it also happens within relationships. Couples have arguments over what’s happening behind closed doors, their beliefs, and how to navigate the future together. However, it’s through resolving conflict that both people in the relationship feel heard and seen. Psychotherapist, relationship expert, and New York Times-bestselling author Esther Perel has spent her career offering insight and guidance to individuals and couples. She says conflict, when navigated skillfully, can lead to growth, resilience, and a stronger bond. In this conversation with host and moderator-in-chief John Donvan, Perel discusses her new “Turning Conflict into Connection” online course, shares her experience working with different relationship types, strategies anyone can use for transforming disagreement into a constructive dialogue, and the importance of validating both sides’ perspectives in any situation.
Our guest: Esther Perel, Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author
Emmy award-winning journalist John Donvan moderates