Communication

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

Audio Episode Transcript: All we do is text! Have you heard your friends say this about relationships? They have, maybe it starts with online dating and the banter is good, but it never goes anywhere. You may not even have a phone call or a face-to-face chat. Welcome to a textationship.  Let’s hear more about…
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Is Gossip Bad for Relationships?

Audio [Original recording on ABC website here] Episode Transcript: Would you say you’re a gossip ? I don’t know… I feel like there are levels of gossiping. We all do it to a point, but when you spill the tea all the time, it can start having consequences for your relationships romantic or otherwise. So let’s…
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Will Keeping a Secret End Your Relationship?

  Audio Episode Transcript: In your mind, what is a secret? If you share something with some people and not others? Is it something that absolutely no one knows except you? Are secrets always bad? Or can they sometimes be something that is a need to know basis? How does keeping a secret impact relationships?…
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Who has the Power as the Decision Maker in Your Relationship?

Audio [Original recording on ABC website here] Episode Transcript: Who makes the decisions in your house? Is this a conversation that you hear quite a bit? “I Dunno, ask your mother.”…”I don’t mind, you pick” On the surface. It can seem minor, no big deal. That one person is the decision maker, but can it become…
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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. [Full Transcript Below] Audio You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM or…
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Sex and Porn: How to Talk About It

There’s a big gap in reality between sex and porn, Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor discuss how to talk about the issue of sexual expectations that arise from online porn. [Full Transcript Below] Audio You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM or stream…
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