is gossip bad

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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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. [Includes audio & full transcript]

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Smashed Glass symbolising fragile friendships

How fragile are your friendships? I mean, let’s get real here; What happens if someone doesn’t reply to a text? What do you do if it’s “too 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?

Relationships can be tricky at the best of times, and often it’s a lack of relational skill that leads to fragile friendships.

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Couple Breaking Up Packing Bag

If crying in the shower and eating icecream aren’t helping you navigate the feels when you’re breaking up, what could you do instead? The Sugar Doctor and Kia Handley discuss how to minimise drama and maximise healing in a breakup. [Full Transcript Below] Audio https://www.tarathomas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/adf-2019-07-15-breakups.mp3 [Original recording on ABC website here] You can listen to…

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Jealousy Monster min

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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The Sugar Doctor Blog Images

There’s this thing I see couples do all the time and it MAKES ME CRAZY! They spend so much time fact checking each other, and defending their own precious egos that they make BEING RIGHT the most important thing, and BEING KIND is an afterthought. For real, they say “I’d do anything to save this…

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The Drama Cycle Blog Image

This model of the Karpman drama triangle is a framework to help understand some of the destructive patterns of engagement that play out between people. This may be slightly different to what you have learned or seen before, it is a model I learned from my mentor Alice Haemmerle and also has layers from my…

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