There are so many ways you’ll find your phone damaging your relationships. The couples I work with on “the phone thing” have three main gripes;

*One person is “chatting” online, to exes, to friends or colleagues, or to others, in a way that feels to their partner like infidelity
*Someone is uncomfortable with the level or type of personal sharing on a public platform.
*One partner feels like there is an issue with presence, level of connection, or quality of their time together.

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Sharing a bed can increase intimacy, connection, and the amount of REM sleep we get, but it isn’t always a bed of roses. What do we need to consider when we are deciding whether or not to sleep in separate beds? Tara Thomas & Kia Handley discuss the pros and cons of separate beds. [Includes audio & full transcript]

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Textationship is the latest portmanteau on the scene and describes a relationship that is text only. Are these still legitimate relationships? What about when you’re dating? What are the pros and cons of a textationship?
The Sugar Doctor and Craig Hamilton chat all things textationships
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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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Friendships can change depending on the stage of your life, as well as whether you are both growing & changing at the same pace and in the same ways. One of the hardest things to know is when should you put the effort into maintaining an old friendship? And when is it time to let it go? The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley talk about navigating friendship.
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The 2021 Australia Talks survey has shown that between 9-14% of Australians (depending on age groups) are keeping a secret that they think would end a relationship within their family or with their partner.
What are the considerations when you are deciding if it is a secret for keeping? or for sharing?
The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley discuss the complexities of keeping a secret.
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With social media and electronic devices becoming omnipresent in our lives, how can we keep our sense of agency in the way we use them? And is their influence on our relationships a force of good, or evil? The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley discuss the impact of social media in intimate relationships. [Includes audio & full transcript]

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These days we’re all armchair psychologists, but could you be creating bigger problems in your relationship? Tara Thomas and Kia Handley talk about why you must stop pathologising your partner.
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