Category: Esther Perel

UBT: Renegade Sex Therapists

Raise your hand if you think good sex is an important part of a good relationship. Oh, hey, is that all of you? I think …

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Will Smith

Will, Jada…. Esther?

I’m sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled Friday challenge to bring you this resurfaced 2019 video clip of Jada Pinkett-Smith mindeffery (that half of CN …

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Universal Bullshit Translator

UBT: ‘You Should’ve Been a Better Husband’

Dear Chump Lady: Since my previous UBT experience was very informative and helpful, I thought I’d serve up another platter of sanctimonious cake speak from …

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gift

UBT: Monogamy Is a Gift

You know you’re wading in deep bullshit when you see the title “The Unsparing Genius of Esther Perel.” Oh please do spare us such genius. …

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Esther Perel’s Myth of the Good Cheater

So, Esther Perel follows me on Twitter. Which is big of her considering I told her to bite me. On the other hand, there might be something …

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Esther Wants to Help You Grieve

Celebrity shrink, Esther Perel, who I’ve pilloried here many times, has been on a reinvention campaign of late. First she declared herself an “executive coach“, now …

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UBT: Investigative Questions for Couples Experiencing Infidelity

Every crime needs an investigation. Not to worry, Inspector Esther Perel is on the case! And now you can be an amateur sleuth too thanks …

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word salad

Esther Perel Can Bite Me

I first wrote this take down of Esther Perel’s bullshit in 2014. She’s only gone on to greater fame and word salad, which is striking …

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UBT: What Sleeping with Married Men Taught Me About Infidelity

Oh Modern Love, what-the-everliving-fuck? A bazillion of you sent me Sunday’s New York Time’s ML column — a look at relationships from the point of view of a …

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Esther Perel in the #MeToo Era

I really find it bizarre that cheater apologist Esther Perel is having a moment at exactly the same time as #MeToo. When the zeitgeist on …

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UBT: Esther Perel’s “Happy People Cheat”

The world is going to hell in a hand basket. If the daily news cycle wasn’t enough to make you stick your head in an …

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move on from bullshit

UBT: Esther Perel on Beyonce’s Lemonade

Chump Lady had a very late night last night, and couldn’t craft sentences this morning even if you put a gun to her head or …

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gift

UBT: “Monogamy Is a Gift”

You know you’re wading in deep bullshit when you see the title “The Unsparing Genius of Esther Perel.” Oh please do spare us. Sorry. “Leading Mindful …

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Meaningless Flings and the Myth of the Good Cheater

Decided to rerun this one today. You Bitter People can obsess over that “meaningless fling” that doesn’t define your cheater. Feel free to comment! So …

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UBT: “Sometimes You Need to Betray the Social Order”

God, I love me some Orwellian doublespeak. I like to end the week on a participatory note. So your homework today until Monday is to write …

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esther perel

Where’s Esther?

As this Ashley Madison hack has unfolded over the last couple months, I’ve begun to wonder, “Where is Esther Perel?” Surely this is the biggest …

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UBT: Renegade Sex Therapists

Raise your hand if you think good sex is an important part of a good relationship. Oh, hey, is that all of you? I think …

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gift

UBT: “Monogamy Is a Gift”

You know you’re wading in deep bullshit when you see the title “The Unsparing Genius of Esther Perel.” Oh please do spare us such genius. …

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Searching for Meaning in Ambiguity

This evening someone left a comment on “Affairs Are Exuberant Acts of Defiance“, my riff on the idiotic essay Esther Perel wrote on infidelity. “Stephanie” writes: …

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Esther Perel Should STFU

If anyone’s bullshit ever deserved to be fed through the patented Universal Bullshit Translator (or a chipper shredder… or left at the bottom of a …

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