Communication

What is a Textationship? Are Text-Only Relationships Legitimate?

Textationship is the latest portmanteau on the scene and describes a relationship that is text only. Are these still legitimate relationships? What about when you're dating? What are the pros and cons of a textationship? The Sugar Doctor and Craig Hamilton chat all things textationships [Includes audio & full transcript]
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Is Gossip Bad for Relationships?

Social scientists define gossip as 'sharing about people who aren't there'. So is gossip bad for relationships? Are there different types of gossip? Tara Thomas & Kia Handley discuss the gossip spectrum and how to be better at pro-social behaviours. [Includes audio & full transcript]
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Will Keeping a Secret End Your Relationship?

The 2021 Australia Talks survey has shown that between 9-14% of Australians (depending on age groups) are keeping a secret that they think would end a relationship within their family or with their partner. What are the considerations when you are deciding if it is a secret for keeping? or for sharing? The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley discuss the complexities of keeping a secret. [Includes audio & full transcript]
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Why You Must Stop Pathologising Your Partner!

These days we're all armchair psychologists, but could you be creating bigger problems in your relationship? Tara Thomas and Kia Handley talk about why you must stop pathologising your partner. [Includes audio & full transcript]
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Who has the Power as the Decision Maker in Your Relationship?

What happens when one partner has to make all the decisions? Tara Thomas and Kia Handley talk about whether it is okay to delegate decision making, and what to do if you want to change who is the decision maker. [Includes audio & full transcript]
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Dealing With Passive Aggressive Behaviour

Nothing makes me crankier than someone who can't even tell me that they're cranky! The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley talk about why people behave passive aggressively, and how to manage it. [Includes audio & full transcript]
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