Esther Perel and The School of Life Present an Evening on Making Love Last

Esther Perel is a psychotherapist and best-selling author whose work questions the intersection of intimacy and sexuality in long-term relationships. Her 2006 book Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence was a groundbreaking examination of our cultural expectations around marriage and sex, which helped to encourage conversation about an often taboo topic: the loss of passion and excitement within a loving relationship.

She has become a world-leading advocate for couples therapy, using her hugely popular books, talks and podcast series – Where Should We Begin? – to highlight the difficulties and complications of monogamy. As she herself puts it, ‘Never have we expected more from our intimate relationships, and never have we crumbled under the weight of so many expectations.’

She will be joined on stage by The School of Life’s founder Alain de Botton, whose own writings on love take a philosophical look at the nature of intimacy. His essay ‘Why You Will Marry The Wrong Person’ was The New York Times’s most read article of 2016, and together, the two will take a close look at the idea of a fulfilling relationship. Is it an achievable aim? What can we do to strengthen our emotional connection? And should we reconsider our attitude towards monogamy itself?  

Buy a signed copy of Esther book for £12 (RRP £14.99) to collect at the event here

Photo Credit: Karen Harms


19.15     Venue opens    
19.45     Talk begins        
20.40     Audience Q&A (times may vary)              
21.00     Book Signing          
21.30     Venue Clear      


Across a host of beautiful venues in central London, leading thinkers from the UK and abroad join TSOL’s Faculty in conversation to share their wisdom for living well. Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject.

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Esther Perel and The School of Life Present an Evening on Making Love Last

Special Event
Tue 4th Dec 2018 (19.15)
Central Westminster Hall Storey's Gate Westminster London SW1H 9NH
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