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Quarterly Relationship Review: What to Do in the Winter of Love

Relationship cycles: winter

Winter is the season of death, reminding us that all things come to an end. The days are short, cold, and dark. For many, winter is a time of great hunger, sadness, or despair. This is the season in which most relationships end, not realising that spring is just around the corner! In the relationship…

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How to Deal with Jealousy in your Relationship

Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor in conversation about that Green Eyed Monster… Jealousy. 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. You can also find the incredibly…

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The Little Things [Wake Up!]

Image of Couple in Bed with Woman resting head on mans lap feeding him pizza. There is a guitar leaning against the wall.

For a long time the first thing I thought in the morning was “You’ve got to be kidding me…” I am NOT a morning person, and the soft light waking me from our Lumie is UNwelcome. I’d kick straight into “ugh, jobs”. And that meant that my beloved Jimmy T received a full serve of…

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Time Apart Will Bring You Together

Woman spends time apart from partner

Super quick tip today: Spend time apart. Many couples think that to deepen their connection, they need to spend more time together. I disagree. The key is to spend quality time together, and create a support framework that means you each get at least 4 consecutive hours every week to have time apart. That means…

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The Little Things [Put Down the Phone]

a smart phone with a broken screen that has a bandaid. There is a rose next to the phone.

This is a big challenge for me. I spend A LOT of time on my phone. I read kindle books, listen to audio books, check email (and ALL the social) and just generally dick around. It’s a problem for my capacity to focus, for my ability to connect, for my wellness. There are some great…

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