Social scientists define gossip as ‘sharing about people who aren’t there’. So is gossip bad for relationships? Are there different types of gossip? Tara Thomas & Kia Handley discuss the gossip spectrum and how to be better at pro-social behaviours.
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Passive Aggressive Lego Knight

Nothing makes me crankier than someone who can’t even tell me that they’re cranky! The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley talk about why people behave passive aggressively, and how to manage it. [Includes audio & full transcript]

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If crying in the shower and eating icecream aren’t helping you navigate the feels when you’re breaking up, what could you do instead? The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley discuss how to minimise drama and maximise healing in a breakup. [Full Transcript Below] Audio https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/adf-2019-07-15-breakups.mp3 [Original recording on ABC website here] You can listen to…

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Is jealousy an issue in your relationship? What do you do when the green eyed monster rears its ugly head?
The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley discuss how to deal with jealousy in intimate relationships.

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How do we keep our relationships healthy even in times of stress? The Sugar Doctor talks about this in our latest chat. Posted by Kia Handley on Sunday, 31 March 2019 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…

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Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor in conversation about “The Art of Fighting” 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 vintage, Eurovision & great stories. You can also find the…

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There’s this thing I see couples do all the time and it MAKES ME CRAZY! They spend so much time fact checking each other, and defending their own precious egos that they make BEING RIGHT the most important thing, and BEING KIND is an afterthought. For real, they say “I’d do anything to save this…

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This model of the Karpman drama triangle is a framework to help understand some of the destructive patterns of engagement that play out between people. This may be slightly different to what you have learned or seen before, it is a model I learned from my mentor Alice Haemmerle and also has layers from my…

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