Being a Team

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 to Retire without Getting Divorced

How do you retire without getting divorced? Why is that when You’ve finally raised the children, finished work, and have your whole future ahead of you, some couples realise they don’t like each other any more, while others retire happily ever after? Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor talk about how to keep retire without getting…
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How to Say Sorry (and Really Mean It)

How to say sorry is so fundamental to our relationships, that it ought to be taught at every level of education. Why do people find it so hard to say sorry? And what constitutes a great apology? [Full Transcript Below] Audio   You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am…
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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…
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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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