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. [Full…

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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 [Full Transcript Below] Audio https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/21-08-02-Craig-Hamilton-and-Textationship.mp3 You can listen to the…

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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. [Full transcript below] Audio https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/adf-2021-07-19-is-gossiping-always-bad.mp3 You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings…

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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…

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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…

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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. [Full Transcript…

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When you find yourself with a toxic ex, it’s a tricky situation to navigate. The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley talk about how to maintain your own boundaries and get the best outcome for yourself. [Full Transcript Below] Audio https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/adf-2020-07-06-passive-agression-and-how-to-deal-with-it.mp3 You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC…

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These days we’re all armchair psychologists, but could you be creating bigger problems in your relationship?The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley talk about why you must stop pathologising your partner. [Full Transcript Below] Audio https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2020-08-31-pathologising-your-partner.mp3 You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM or stream…

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What happens when one partner has to make all the decisions? The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley talk about whether it is okay to delegate decision making, and what to do if you want to change who is the decision maker. [Full Transcript Below] Audio https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/2020-09-28-making-decisions-in-your-relationship.mp3 You can listen to the show live on Monday…

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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. [Full Transcript Below] Audio https://www.thesugardoctor.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/adf-2020-07-06-passive-agression-and-how-to-deal-with-it.mp3 You can listen to the show live on Monday mornings from 9:30 am on ABC Newcastle at 1233AM…

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