The State of Affairs (2017) deals with the difficult topic of infidelity. Cheating is universally criticized as unethical, but many people do it anyway at some point. This book takes a fresh look at infidelity, posing the tough question: Is it really such a bad thing?
Esther Perel is a psychotherapist who specializes in contemporary love, dating, and partnerships. She has consulted a diverse group of partners for over a decade, coaching them across a wide spectrum of emotional issues, from deception to trust, infidelity to forgiveness. She also serves as an organizational consultant and hosts the podcast Where Should We Begin? She speaks nine languages.