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.

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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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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How do I Choose Contraception?

What are the options around contraception? How do we navigate those conversations? What are the issues? Check out today’s chat with sexologist Jayne McCartney and Kia Handley on ABC 1233 Newcastle. Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor with Sexologist Jayne McCartney discussing contraception.[Original recording on ABC Radio here.] You can listen to the show live…
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Relationship cycles: winter

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

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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Top Tips for a Happy Relationship

  Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor find out listeners best tips to keep the love alive.[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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How to Deal with Jealousy in your Relationship

Is jealousy an issue in your relationship? What do you do when the green eyed monster rears its ugly head? The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley discuss how to deal with jealousy in intimate relationships. [Full Transcript Below] Contents; Audio Episode Transcript: Is Jealousy a Compliment or a Red Flag? What Can Jealousy Be a…
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This Waking Ritual Improves Your Relationship

Contents; VideoEpisode Transcript:What is a Waking Ritual?Why Do Rituals of Connection Matter?How Do We Create a Waking Ritual?Some Ideas for Your Waking RitualWhat Do We Do Now? Video Episode Transcript: Download video transcript here. What is a Waking Ritual? For most of my life, my waking ritual was to grumble, roll over, and catch a…
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