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How to be Better at Arguments

https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/How-to-be-Better-at-Arguing.mp3 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.…

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What is a Negative Anchor? (And how did kissing become yuck?)

Creating and collapsing anchors

It was early in our relationship when I had my first experience with collapsing anchors (I’ll explain that more as we go). I threw out Jimmy T’s deodorant. I waited till he went to work and then quietly, stealthily, snuck out to the bin and hid it under some stinky rubbish. See, I have been…

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Quarterly Relationship Review: What to Do in the Winter of Love

Relationship cycles: winter

Winter is the season of death, reminding us that all things come to an end. The days are short, cold, and dark. For many, winter is a time of great hunger, sadness, or despair. This is the season in which most relationships end, not realising that spring is just around the corner! In the relationship…

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Quarterly Relationship Review: What to Do in the Autumn of Love

The Autumn of Love

Autumn is the season of change, symbolising impermanence. As the days grow shorter, and the leaves begin to change, there is a sense of heightened awareness of the coming coolness. As they say in House Stark “Winter is Coming”. In the relationship cycle, autumn is the time to harvest what you have sown & grown. It is the time…

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Quarterly Relationship Review: What are the Seasons of Love?

Four seasons of relationships

I’m sure you’ve all heard the term “The 7 Year Itch”, and indeed many of you may have directly experienced this phenomenon! While you might dismiss it, or question the expression of it, the truth is that I see it all too often in relationships. What I HATE about the whole 7-Year-Itch thing, is that…

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