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 https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/adf-2019-10-28-saying-sorry.mp3   You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30…

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https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/adf-2019-07-01-libido.mp3 Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor unpack how to manage mismatched libidos. [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 vintage, Eurovision & great stories. You…

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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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Shift gears from work to home with the daily download

How do you shift gears from work to home? I wrote a great article recently about the importance of transition time , and I want to add a layer to that; The Daily Download. There is a really important place in the day when you come together with your partner to share the highlights, the…

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This month’s Little Things practice: Celebrate. I’m going to keep it short. It’s nice to find reasons to celebrate a life shared ❤ That’s all I have to say about that. If you are new to the game you can check out other The Little Things practices here. So, here is my invitation for you to…

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Four seasons of relationships

What are The Seasons of Love? The Seasons of Love is a framework that maps common relational experiences & progression to meteorological seasons. In mapping the development of relationships to climatic seasons, we see that there are no better models or metaphors than those we find in nature. As relationships evolve, they move both in…

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Kia Handley and The Sugar Doctor in conversation about “The One” 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 incredibly talented…

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Yes and No Signs for creating boundaries

How to define your boundaries is one of the trickiest things to navigate in a relationship; Even when we are clear about what our personal boundaries are, it can still be a challenge to articulate and maintain them with others. Qualitative researcher, Dr Brené Brown, says that according to her research, the primary reasons people…

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Three men and a woman around a wooden table with coffee on a blue & brown tiled floor.

“Hey babe, how was your day” “Pretty great, I had a great meeting this morning… oh! and the power bill came in… the dog is due for his shots… there’s washing still on the line… and we need more milk” “Oh yeah, do me now, I love it when you talk domestic logistics with me…”…

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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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