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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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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Storm troopers show relationship commitment

I used to think that commitment to a partner was a choice that would follow from a feeling of certainty. That there would be a point where I could say “Now the time is right. This is the person for me.“ and at that point I would take the next natural step in the relationship, whether it…

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Useful and everpresent, our pocket computer is designed for addiction. So how is your phone damaging your relationship? And what can we do? The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley discuss the impact of phone use in intimate relationships. [Full Transcript Below – Please note this blog is a living piece and is continually updated as…

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Woman Vacuuming and tipping over couch where man is sitting and reading newspaper.

Emotional labour Ever heard of emotional labour? You're probably doing it without even knowing what it is. And if you don't share the load, it could lead to a bit of relationship stress at The Sugar Doctor explains. Posted by Kia Handley on Sunday, 3 March 2019 You can listen to the show live on…

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