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How To Protect Your Personal Boundaries as Restrictions Ease

Personal boundaries have changed rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor discuss how to identify and maintain our personal boundaries as restrictions ease. [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 live here. [Original recording…
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From Partner to Carer: Navigating Difficult Role Transition

Making the transition from partner to carer can be sudden and provide a big challenge to your relationship. 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. [Full Transcript Below] Audio You can…
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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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Can Men and Women Just be 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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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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