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 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

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

This Morning Routine Improves Your Relationship

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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New FaceBook Secret Crush

Would you use Facebook for online dating? Tara Whitewood from The Sugar Doctor dropped by to talk about online dating, rejection, privacy and kayaks. Posted by Kia Handley on Sunday, 5 May 2019 Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor in conversation about “Would you use Facebook for online dating” You can listen to the show…
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What is Polyamory?

We have been educated to believe that a monogamous relationship is “standard”, and that anything else is a deviation from that norm… but how much do you really know about non monogamy? And what is polyamory? [Full Transcript Below] Audio You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC…
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Woman spends time apart from partner

Time Apart Will Bring You Together

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

Why You Have to Put Down Your 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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Dream together with partner

If you don’t DREAM, your relationship DIES

When a couple fails to dream together, they close ALL OF THE DOORS TO POSSIBILITY. They are left with only the options that they stumble over, but don’t have the support systems in place to seize the opportunity. Or, they seize the opportunity and realise many years later that it was never aligned with the…
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