Emotional Intelligence

Definitely Don’t Text Your Ex at Christmas

Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how the way you were raised, and your attachment style, 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!…
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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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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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Smashed Glass symbolising fragile friendships

How Fragile are your Friendships?

How fragile are your friendships? I mean, let’s get really real here. How do you respond if someone doesn’t reply to your text? What do you do if it seems ‘hard’ to arrange a catch-up? Which of your invisible rules have you articulated to your friends? Are you flexible and generous in your interpretations? Get it off your…
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