Being Best Friends

Navigating the Transition from Partner to Carer

Becoming a carer for your partner can be sudden and provide a big challenge to your relationship. 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…
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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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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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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…
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Top Tips for a Long 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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