Esther Perel, M.A. is a couples therapist, consultant, speaker, and author. She is a recognized thinker on sexuality, infidelity, and the paradoxes besetting modern marriage who also studies emotional literacy, work-life balance, family identity, and relationship accountability in the digital age. Perel counsels companies and entrepreneurs about personal and professional relationships and the complex science behind human interaction. Fluent in nine languages, she speaks with a cross-cultural pulse on effective communication. Perel is the author of the best-seller, Mating in Captivity, and The State of Affairs: Cheating in the Age of Transparency. Her TED talks have reached more than 20 million viewers.