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Navigating how to be a Partner AND a Carer

Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how to navigate shifting dynamics in your relationship when one partner requires an additional level of care due to illness, accident, or disability. [Original recording on ABC website here] You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM…
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Definitely Don’t Text Your Ex at Christmas

Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how the way you were raised, and your attachment style, influences your style of conflict. [Original recording on ABC website here] You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM or stream live here. Kia Handley is: Not a car!…
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How to Retire without Getting Divorced

You’ve raised the children, finished work, and have your whole future ahead of you…. But some couples head straight for divorce instead of retirement! Why do some couples realise they don’t like each other any more, while others retire happily ever after? Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how to keep love alive…
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How to Say Sorry (and Really Mean It)

There truly is an art to a great apology. So many people offer deflections or half assed efforts and over time it really erodes trust in a relationship. So how do we do it better? Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how to apologise and really mean it. [Original recording on ABC website…
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What is an Acceptable Age Gap for Relationships?

How many decades can your relationship handle? And is there an acceptable age gap for relationships? There is still a lot of stigma around age gaps between couples, especially when the older partner is a hetero woman. Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about navigating age gaps when you are dating or in a…
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Your Attachment Style and How You Argue

Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how the way you were raised influences your style of conflict. [Original recording on ABC website here] You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM or stream live here. Kia Handley is: Not a car! Presenter ABC Newcastle. Loves…
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Date Night Ideas – Movie Night

This isn’t just any date night, create an experience by planning a movie night extravaganza! Select a movie (or a series) that you know your partner will love, it could be a favourite of theirs, or one they have expressed a desire to see. (If you don’t know, FFS ask!) WHERE TO GO FOR MOVIE…
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How the Internet has Changed Dating

Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how the internet has changed dating. [Original recording on ABC website here] You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM or stream live here. Kia Handley is: Not a car! Presenter ABC Newcastle. Loves vintage, Eurovision & great stories.…
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The Little Things [Transition Time]

We juggle so many roles in life, and sometimes the time we don’t spend in consciously moving between them is the biggest obstacle to connection. This week, shift your awareness to the conscious transition from work to home. As I’ve said in previous videos; Long term love, depth, passion, and intimacy are built on a strong…
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Can a Relationship Continue When an Issue Seems Unresolvable?

What happens when you just can’t solve an issue in your relationship? Is it game over? [Original recording on ABC website here] Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor work through how to navigate perpetual issues. You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM or stream…
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