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Friends & Family

How Fragile are your Friendships?

Smashed Glass symbolising fragile 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 be Just Friends?

Man & woman listening to music together

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?

Sexually attracted to someone else

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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Create Strong Boundaries by Saying Yes or No

Yes and No Signs for creating boundaries

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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Top 5 Relationship Challenges at Christmas

Women with wine wearing Christmas jumpers near a Christmas tree

The majority of couples are faced with relationship challenges at Christmas (despite what you might see on Insta). This time of year can be so much fun! But it isn’t all reindeers and egg nog… I can still remember the worst Christmas of my life, my ex-partner had gone on a bender and come home…

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