Communication

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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What is an Acceptable Age Gap for Relationships?

How many decades can your relationship handle? And is there an acceptable age gap for relationships? There is still a lot of stigma around age gaps between couples, especially when the older partner is a hetero woman. Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about navigating age gaps when you are dating or in a…
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Your Attachment Style and How You Argue

Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how the way you were raised influences your style of conflict. [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…
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Can a Relationship Continue When an Issue Seems Unresolvable?

What happens when you just can’t solve an issue in your relationship? Is it game over? [Original recording on ABC website here] Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor work through how to navigate perpetual issues. 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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Shift gears from work to home with the daily download

The Daily Download

How do you shift gears from work to home? I wrote a great article recently about the importance of transition time , and I want to add a layer to that; The Daily Download. There is a really important place in the day when you come together with your partner to share the highlights, the…
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