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Dear Sugars

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Rank #14 in Relationships category

Society & Culture
Relationships
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Radically empathic advice

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Radically empathic advice

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4831 Ratings
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Don’t Gooooooooooooo

By Izzy0708 - Feb 24 2020
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This podcast will be so missed!!! 😢

“Oh dear Sugar, won’t you please”...get a new theme song!!!

By audiobookie - Jan 15 2020
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OMG I cannot stand one more minute of that “...send some sugar my way...”

iTunes Ratings

4831 Ratings
Average Ratings
3618
537
285
178
213

Don’t Gooooooooooooo

By Izzy0708 - Feb 24 2020
Read more
This podcast will be so missed!!! 😢

“Oh dear Sugar, won’t you please”...get a new theme song!!!

By audiobookie - Jan 15 2020
Read more
OMG I cannot stand one more minute of that “...send some sugar my way...”
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Dear Sugars

Latest release on Sep 11, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Introducing Safe for Work

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Safe For Work is an advice show that reminds you that while your office may be crazy, you don’t have to be. Office MVPs and corporate veterans Liz Dolan (ex-CMO, Nike, NatGeo, Oprah Winfrey Network) and Rico Gagliano (audio host, producer, print reporter and author) will help you make the big decisions, sort through the small stuff, and get more fulfillment from your work life.

Dec 19 2018

3mins

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Rank #2: Episodes We Love: Love In Doubt

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How many times have you heard this: "I love him, we're great together, but..."? There's always room for doubt, even in the happiest of relationships. So this week, the Sugars take on some of those doubts in rapid-fire fashion. This episode was originally published on January 5th, 2017.

Feb 08 2019

41mins

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Rank #3: Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work (Most) Women Do

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Remembering the grocery list, coordinating with the babysitter, making food for the potluck, scheduling a get-together with the in-laws: These are some of the invisible tasks that (most) women exclusively do in their romantic relationships — and the list goes on and on. Women from across the country wrote in to the Dear Sugars inbox echoing identical inequalities in their relationships with their husbands and boyfriends. The Sugars commiserate with this aggrieved chorus, along with Gemma Hartley, the writer who set off a national conversation about emotional labor with her …

May 05 2018

44mins

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Rank #4: Episodes We Love: Sexless Relationships, Part 1

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A sexless relationship is often a symptom of deeper dysfunction. The Sugars, along with couples therapist Esther Perel, advise a letter writer whose loving partner is erotically absent. This episode was originally released on September 9th, 2017.

May 31 2019

32mins

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Rank #5: Sexless Relationships, Part 1: Esther Perel

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A sexless relationship is often a symptom of deeper dysfunction. The Sugars, along with couples therapist Esther Perel, advise a letter writer whose loving partner is erotically absent.

Sep 09 2017

33mins

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Rank #6: Episodes We Love: Dark Fantasies, Part 1

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Orgies. Sex in public. Incest. These are the things that some of us think about in the dark. Taboo fantasies can be exciting, but they can also be the source of our deepest shame. In the first chapter of this two-part series on sexual fantasies, the Sugars read letters from people who want to turn off the thoughts that turn them on. This episode was originally released on January 13th, 2018.

Jul 12 2019

32mins

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Rank #7: Episodes We Love: Lovers & Friends

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It’s healthy to cultivate friendships outside of your romantic relationships. But sometimes, they can be the source of jealousy and resentment. So when is jealousy actually justified? In this rapid-fire episode, the Sugars weigh in on this question and offer ways to confront and neutralize feelings of jealousy. This episode was originally released on March 31st, 2018.

Sep 16 2019

42mins

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Rank #8: Episodes We Love: Moving On, Part 1

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The Sugars have been thinking about what it means to say goodbye and let go. In this first episode of their two-part series on moving on, the Sugars and Claire Bidwell Smith answer two letters from people struggling to move past their grief after the death of their loved ones. This episode was originally released on August 18th, 2018.

Feb 21 2020

46mins

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Rank #9: Episodes We Love: Emotional Abuse

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Reema Zaman, our guest in this week’s episode, was in an emotionally abusive marriage. Although her husband’s abuses never left any physical mark, it took her years to repair the damage he inflicted upon her. Ms. Zaman describes some of the telltale signs of an emotionally abusive relationship and helps the Sugars answer two painful letters from women who are struggling to disentangle themselves from their abusive partners. This episode was originally released on August 4th, 2018.

Mar 27 2020

48mins

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Rank #10: Episodes We Love: Body Weight And Romance

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It’s never easy to talk to our romantic partners about their bodies, especially when it’s about weight. The Sugars, along with the writer Ashley C. Ford, answer letters from people questioning their relationships because of major changes in their partners’ bodies. This episode was originally published on August 19th, 2017.

Apr 12 2019

34mins

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Rank #11: Episodes We Love: Emotional Labor

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Remembering the grocery list, coordinating with the babysitter, making food for the potluck, scheduling a get-together with the in-laws: These are some of the invisible tasks that (most) women exclusively do in their romantic relationships — and the list goes on and on. The Sugars commiserate with Gemma Hartley, the writer who set off a national conversation about emotional labor with her viral article in Harper’s Bazaar, “Women Aren’t Nags — We’re Just Fed Up.” This episode was originally published on May 5th, 2018.

Dec 13 2019

44mins

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Rank #12: Episodes We Love: Just Say It

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Words can be wielded like weapons. On today’s episode, the Sugars hear from people who have something to confess but are afraid to hurt others with the power of their words. This episode was originally released on December 9th, 2017.

Nov 15 2019

28mins

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Rank #13: Episodes We Love: Haunted By Ghosting

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The term "ghosting" may be relatively new, but the concept -- someone suddenly and inexplicably disappearing from your life -- is not. In the past, a total halt to communication with a friend might leave you feeling concerned that something bad happened to him/her. But in a time where our devices have made us more accessible than ever, it can leave the person who's been ghosted feeling rejected or unworthy. This episode was originally published on March 16th, 2017.

Mar 29 2019

37mins

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Rank #14: Emotional Abuse — With Reema Zaman

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He removed her makeup when he thought she was wearing too much. He refused to put her name on the leases for their car and their house. He told her that she had a green card only because he chose to marry her. Reema Zaman, our guest in this week’s episode, was in an emotionally abusive marriage. She helps the Sugars answer two painful letters from women who are struggling to disentangle themselves from their abusive partners.

Aug 04 2018

47mins

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Rank #15: Episodes We Love: Trust Your Body

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“It’s only when my pants are nearly impossible to button that I force myself to lose weight,” writes the letter-writer who calls herself Body Negative. “And then the pattern starts all over again.” Hilary Kinavey, M.S., L.P.C., and Dana Sturtevant, M.S., R.D., the co-owners of Be Nourished, join the Sugars on today’s episode to offer Body Negative and women like her some hope. This episode was originally released on June 11th, 2018.

Nov 27 2019

42mins

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Rank #16: Episodes We Love: The Ugly Truth

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Most of us have days when we don’t feel attractive. But in this episode, the Sugars read letters from people whose faces are at odds with conventional ideas of beauty. The writer Ariel Henley joins the Sugars to talk about her own facial differences. Henley was born with Crouzon Syndrome. As a child, she underwent dozens of surgeries that permanently changed the shape of her face. This episode was originally released December 16th, 2017.

Sep 21 2019

34mins

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Rank #17: Episodes We Love: In The Shadow Of Damaged Parents

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A damaged parent can cast a dark shadow over our lives, especially when we inherit some of that damage. Steve’s father, the psychoanalyst Dr. Richard Almond, joins the Sugars to answer letters and offer a way out. This episode was originally released on September 2nd, 2017.

May 26 2019

33mins

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Rank #18: Rapid Fire: Lovers & Friends

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In this rapid-fire episode, the Sugars weigh in on jealousy -- when is it justified, and how can it be confronted or neutralized?

Mar 31 2018

42mins

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Rank #19: Trust Your Body — With Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

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“It’s only when my pants are nearly impossible to button that I force myself to lose weight,” writes the letter-writer who calls herself Body Negative. “And then the pattern starts all over again.” Hilary Kinavey, M.S., L.P.C., and Dana Sturtevant, M.S., R.D., the co-owners of Be Nourished, join the Sugars on today’s episode to offer Body Negative and women like her some hope.

Jun 09 2018

41mins

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Rank #20: Episodes We Love: Sexual Fluidity

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"Whatever" -- that's how the actress Maria Bello describes her sexual orientation. Her "love who you love" attitude toward sexuality, regardless of gender, is often referred to as fluidity. Maria joins the Sugars this week to discuss a couple of letters having to do with the confusion and complications that can accompany a shift in one's sexual preferences and partnerships. This episode was originally published on February 28th, 2017.

Mar 18 2019

42mins

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