COUPLES THERAPY NEWCASTLE: THE SUGAR DOCTOR BLOG

Tara loves to write. In this blog, you will find rich discussions and ideas on how to improve your relationships. From ways to resolve issues, to how-to's, date night ideas, and everything about marriage and couples therapy Newcastle, The Sugar Doctor blog has it covered.

How to Plan a Movie Date Night Extravaganza!

This isn’t just any date night, create an experience by planning a movie date 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…
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How the Internet 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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Do Unresolvable Issues Mean Game Over?

How do you know the difference between solvable and unresolvable issues in your relationship? And does it mean that you’re incompatible and should break up? Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how to navigate conflict when you just can’t agree. [Full Transcript Below] Audio You can listen to the show live on Monday…
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Smashed Glass symbolising fragile friendships

How Fragile are your Friendships?

How fragile are your friendships? I mean, let’s get really real here. How do you respond if someone doesn’t reply to your text? What do you do if it seems ‘hard’ to arrange a catch-up? Which of your invisible rules have you articulated to your friends? Are you flexible and generous in your interpretations? Get it off your…
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The Dos and Don’ts of Breaking Up

If crying in the shower or eating buck loads of ice cream aren’t helping you get through a breakup, what could? DO:✅Practice self care✅Learn & Grow✅Give yourself time DON’T:❌Listen to Celine Dion. Like, ever.❌Get caught up in drama❌Try to be “right” Is it possible to breakup well and what might that look like? Kia Handley…
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Storm troopers show relationship commitment

How to Know When to Commit

I used to think that commitment to a partner was a choice that would follow from a feeling of certainty. That there would be a point where I could say “Now the time is right. This is the person for me.“ and at that point I would take the next natural step in the relationship, whether it…
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How to Manage Mismatched Libidos

  Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor unpack how to manage mismatched libidos.[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. You can…
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What are your Partner’s most annoying Habits, and How do You Deal?

  Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor uncover the most annoying habits in the Hunter Valley![Original recording on ABC Radio 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…
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What is a Negative Anchor? (And how did kissing become yuck?)

It was early in our relationship when I had my first experience with collapsing anchors (I’ll explain that more as we go). I threw out Jimmy T’s deodorant. I waited till he went to work and then quietly, stealthily, snuck out to the bin and hid it under some stinky rubbish. See, I have been…
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