Friends & Family

Navigating how to be a Partner AND a Carer

Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how to navigate shifting dynamics in your relationship when one partner requires an additional level of care due to illness, accident, or disability. [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…
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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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Man & woman listening to music together

Can Men and Women be Just Friends?

Can men and women be friends Can men and women be friends? JUST friends and nothing else? It's a big question and The Sugar Doctor answered it! Posted by Kia Handley on Sunday, 3 March 2019   You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM…
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Sexually attracted to someone else

How do I Manage Sexual Attraction Outside my Relationship?

There are very few things that are as exciting as the spark of sexual attraction between two people. That chemistry; the sparkle in your eye, the rush of heat, the feeling of being drawn towards another, and seeing that they are drawn to you. But if you are already in a relationship, and find yourself sexually…
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Yes and No Signs for creating boundaries

Create Strong Boundaries by Saying Yes or No

I’ve had a lot of tough lessons in the last 5 years. They have come because I am working hard. I am opening myself to reflection and hard truths about the way that I am in the world, and the impact that has on relationships. One of the most profound lessons has been the importance…
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