https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/20-02-03-Partner-to-Carer.mp3 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. [Original recording on ABC website here] You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at…

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https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/adf-2019-10-21-age-gaps.mp3 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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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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We don't shy away from the big topics when The Sugar Doctor drops by for a chat. Today we looked at Polyamory relationships and what they look like and the stigmas around them in 2019. Posted by Kia Handley on Sunday, 28 April 2019 You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from…

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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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