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Society & Culture

Dear Sugars

Rank #72 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
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Radically empathic advice

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Radically empathic advice

iTunes Ratings

3786 Ratings
Average Ratings
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394
198
111
141

Beautiful

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Didn’t like Hillary as a guest.

I LOVE Dear Sugars!

By DawnelleA - Dec 13 2018
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Thank you for a great podcast!

iTunes Ratings

3786 Ratings
Average Ratings
2942
394
198
111
141

Beautiful

By pamtsysmart - Dec 27 2018
Read more

Didn’t like Hillary as a guest.

I LOVE Dear Sugars!

By DawnelleA - Dec 13 2018
Read more

Thank you for a great podcast!

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Dear Sugars

Rank #72 in Society & Culture category

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Radically empathic advice

Top Episodes

Most Popular Episodes of Dear Sugars

Rank #1: Looking For The One, Part 1: The Anxiety

Jan 16 2016
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The Sugars have been avoiding the most frequently asked question they receive: Will I ever find the one? In this first episode on the theme, the Sugars explore the anxieties of the women who write in — I'm happy, I'm successful, everything else in my life is going great. But I can't find a partner. What's wrong with me? Will I ever find someone? Is it too late? Lena Dunham joins the conversation with her trademark candor.

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Rank #2: Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work (Most) Women Do

May 05 2018
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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 [...]

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Rank #3: The Two Stories We Tell

Jan 23 2015
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The Sugars explore the two stories we tell — the story of how we want to be seen, the public self, and the story of who we really are inside, the private self. They field questions from a feminist struggling to reconcile her stories in the wake of an emotionally abusive relationship, and from a twenty-something virgin who has spent her life letting her family write her story.

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Rank #4: The Power Of No, Part 1: Oprah Winfrey

Jul 15 2017
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There’s incredible power in saying “yes.” It opens up avenues and allows us to be brave. In Cheryl's case, it’s what led to her becoming Sugar. But saying yes to life's opportunities can also have its risks. This week, the Sugars are joined [...]

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Rank #5: The Irrational Jealousy Of Lovers And Friends

Apr 16 2016
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The Sugars take on jealousy — the fiery, irrational kind we feel toward our lovers and friends. They read a letter from a woman struggling with her competitive instincts toward an attractive new friend of hers, and from a man having trouble with his wife's close friendship with an old lover.

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Rank #6: My Best Friend's Wedding

Jul 11 2015
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The Sugars take a question from a young woman whose best friend since childhood is about to get married to a man she's known for only six months. The two friends are very different, and the letter writer worries that her impulsive, drama-prone friend is rushing into another bad situation. She wonders whether to confront her. The Sugars are joined by the author Ann Patchett

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Rank #7: Looking For The One, Part 2: The Reality

Jan 23 2016
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The Sugars have been avoiding the most frequently asked question they receive from women: Will I ever find the one? In the first episode, they explored the anxieties around that question. In Part 2, they focus on a particular anxiety that comes up over and over in letters from advice-seekers who have begun to question their past and present relationship decisions — should I settle?

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Rank #8: Friends With Benefits, Foursomes And Other Messy Relationships

Feb 21 2017
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What if the man you love wants to break up but keep hooking up? How should you handle jealousy toward a lover's friend of the opposite sex? What happens when a foursome between couples reveals hidden feelings? Questions about messy relationships [...]

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Rank #9: The Infidelity Episodes: Esther Perel

Sep 27 2015
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The Sugars exploration of infidelity culminates in Part 3, a conversation with Esther Perel. The relationship therapist is focusing her attention on the subject of infidelity - what it is, why we do it, and what it means to us. They also take a question from a married man who longs for lost intimacy with his wife, while also engaging in multiple affairs on the side.

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Rank #10: The Infidelity Episodes: The Betrayed

Sep 12 2015
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The first in a multi-part exploration of infidelity. In Part 1, the Sugars consider letters from the Betrayed; in Part 2, they'll consider the Betrayers. They're also joined by the writer and performer Lauren Weedman, who experienced one of the more nightmarish clichés of infidelity, and tells the story.

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Rank #11: Introducing Safe for Work

Dec 19 2018
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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 [...]

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Rank #12: Making Love

Feb 14 2015
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The Sugars celebrate Valentine's Day by fielding questions from a married woman whose long-dormant passions have been reignited by an old high-school boyfriend, and from a young woman struggling with whether to leave behind her cheating, closeted girlfriend.

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Rank #13: The Secret Lives Of Lovers

Mar 19 2016
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The Sugars take a question from a newly married woman who is facing a nightmare — the man of her dreams has turned out to be someone else entirely. They are joined by the writer Julie Metz, who tells the story of discovering her own husband's double life following his unexpected death. She helps in answering the letter writer's ultimate question: do I stay and make a life with a man who is not the person I thought I married?

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Rank #14: Rapid Fire: Love In Doubt

Jan 05 2017
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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.

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Rank #15: The Infidelity Episodes: The Other Woman

Apr 25 2016
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The Sugars return with another installment in the Infidelity Episodes — looking at the often-overlooked experience of the other woman. After the Sugars had taken on the Betrayed and the Betrayers, they received dozens of letters from women struggling to make sense of what it means to be involved in a cheating situation, while being neither the one who cheats nor the one who is cheated upon.

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Rank #16: When Life Takes A U-Turn

Aug 29 2015
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There are those moments in all of our lives — sudden and radical — when we get spun around and everything feels out of our control. The Sugars take questions from two letter writers who have come to such moments.

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Rank #17: Sexless Relationships, Part 1: Esther Perel

Sep 09 2017
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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.

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Rank #18: Family Secrets, Part 1: Unspeakable Truths

Jun 24 2016
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Every family has its secrets, but it's how those secrets are dealt with that determines the power they hold. In Part 1, the Sugars consider the implications of keeping a secret within a family system. They take a letter from a woman who, since her early teens, has kept a dark and powerful secret from her mother about her stepfather.

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Rank #19: The Infidelity Episodes: The Betrayers

Sep 18 2015
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The Sugars exploration of infidelity continues with Part 2: The Betrayers. They take letters from a desperate wife, whose husband gave her a second chance after an emotional infidelity, only for her to do it again; and from a young mother who has gotten herself tangled up with the next-door neighbor after years of unhappy marriage.

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Rank #20: Looking For The One, Part 3: Reimagining Spinster

Jan 30 2016
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The Sugars consider the way forward for their single letter writers. For many of the women they hear from, finding "the one" has become the all-consuming focus of their lives. The anxiety and the reality of their situations makes it hard for otherwise confident, successful women to esteem anything else. The Sugars are joined by the writer Kate Bolick, who suggests a new way of thinking about life as a spinster.

Play Now

Rank #1: Looking For The One, Part 1: The Anxiety

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars have been avoiding the most frequently asked question they receive: Will I ever find the one? In this first episode on the theme, the Sugars explore the anxieties of the women who write in — I'm happy, I'm successful, everything else in my life is going great. But I can't find a partner. What's wrong with me? Will I ever find someone? Is it too late? Lena Dunham joins the conversation with her trademark candor.

Jan 16 2016
34 mins
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Rank #2: Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work (Most) Women Do

Podcast cover
Read more

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 [...]

May 05 2018
44 mins
Play Now

Rank #3: The Two Stories We Tell

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars explore the two stories we tell — the story of how we want to be seen, the public self, and the story of who we really are inside, the private self. They field questions from a feminist struggling to reconcile her stories in the wake of an emotionally abusive relationship, and from a twenty-something virgin who has spent her life letting her family write her story.

Jan 23 2015
51 mins
Play Now

Rank #4: The Power Of No, Part 1: Oprah Winfrey

Podcast cover
Read more

There’s incredible power in saying “yes.” It opens up avenues and allows us to be brave. In Cheryl's case, it’s what led to her becoming Sugar. But saying yes to life's opportunities can also have its risks. This week, the Sugars are joined [...]

Jul 15 2017
35 mins
Play Now

Rank #5: The Irrational Jealousy Of Lovers And Friends

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars take on jealousy — the fiery, irrational kind we feel toward our lovers and friends. They read a letter from a woman struggling with her competitive instincts toward an attractive new friend of hers, and from a man having trouble with his wife's close friendship with an old lover.

Apr 16 2016
27 mins
Play Now

Rank #6: My Best Friend's Wedding

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars take a question from a young woman whose best friend since childhood is about to get married to a man she's known for only six months. The two friends are very different, and the letter writer worries that her impulsive, drama-prone friend is rushing into another bad situation. She wonders whether to confront her. The Sugars are joined by the author Ann Patchett

Jul 11 2015
36 mins
Play Now

Rank #7: Looking For The One, Part 2: The Reality

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars have been avoiding the most frequently asked question they receive from women: Will I ever find the one? In the first episode, they explored the anxieties around that question. In Part 2, they focus on a particular anxiety that comes up over and over in letters from advice-seekers who have begun to question their past and present relationship decisions — should I settle?

Jan 23 2016
49 mins
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Rank #8: Friends With Benefits, Foursomes And Other Messy Relationships

Podcast cover
Read more

What if the man you love wants to break up but keep hooking up? How should you handle jealousy toward a lover's friend of the opposite sex? What happens when a foursome between couples reveals hidden feelings? Questions about messy relationships [...]

Feb 21 2017
46 mins
Play Now

Rank #9: The Infidelity Episodes: Esther Perel

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars exploration of infidelity culminates in Part 3, a conversation with Esther Perel. The relationship therapist is focusing her attention on the subject of infidelity - what it is, why we do it, and what it means to us. They also take a question from a married man who longs for lost intimacy with his wife, while also engaging in multiple affairs on the side.

Sep 27 2015
50 mins
Play Now

Rank #10: The Infidelity Episodes: The Betrayed

Podcast cover
Read more

The first in a multi-part exploration of infidelity. In Part 1, the Sugars consider letters from the Betrayed; in Part 2, they'll consider the Betrayers. They're also joined by the writer and performer Lauren Weedman, who experienced one of the more nightmarish clichés of infidelity, and tells the story.

Sep 12 2015
44 mins
Play Now

Rank #11: Introducing Safe for Work

Podcast cover
Read more

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 [...]

Dec 19 2018
3 mins
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Rank #12: Making Love

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars celebrate Valentine's Day by fielding questions from a married woman whose long-dormant passions have been reignited by an old high-school boyfriend, and from a young woman struggling with whether to leave behind her cheating, closeted girlfriend.

Feb 14 2015
43 mins
Play Now

Rank #13: The Secret Lives Of Lovers

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars take a question from a newly married woman who is facing a nightmare — the man of her dreams has turned out to be someone else entirely. They are joined by the writer Julie Metz, who tells the story of discovering her own husband's double life following his unexpected death. She helps in answering the letter writer's ultimate question: do I stay and make a life with a man who is not the person I thought I married?

Mar 19 2016
42 mins
Play Now

Rank #14: Rapid Fire: Love In Doubt

Podcast cover
Read more

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.

Jan 05 2017
41 mins
Play Now

Rank #15: The Infidelity Episodes: The Other Woman

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars return with another installment in the Infidelity Episodes — looking at the often-overlooked experience of the other woman. After the Sugars had taken on the Betrayed and the Betrayers, they received dozens of letters from women struggling to make sense of what it means to be involved in a cheating situation, while being neither the one who cheats nor the one who is cheated upon.

Apr 25 2016
45 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: When Life Takes A U-Turn

Podcast cover
Read more

There are those moments in all of our lives — sudden and radical — when we get spun around and everything feels out of our control. The Sugars take questions from two letter writers who have come to such moments.

Aug 29 2015
45 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: Sexless Relationships, Part 1: Esther Perel

Podcast cover
Read more

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
33 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: Family Secrets, Part 1: Unspeakable Truths

Podcast cover
Read more

Every family has its secrets, but it's how those secrets are dealt with that determines the power they hold. In Part 1, the Sugars consider the implications of keeping a secret within a family system. They take a letter from a woman who, since her early teens, has kept a dark and powerful secret from her mother about her stepfather.

Jun 24 2016
42 mins
Play Now

Rank #19: The Infidelity Episodes: The Betrayers

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars exploration of infidelity continues with Part 2: The Betrayers. They take letters from a desperate wife, whose husband gave her a second chance after an emotional infidelity, only for her to do it again; and from a young mother who has gotten herself tangled up with the next-door neighbor after years of unhappy marriage.

Sep 18 2015
33 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: Looking For The One, Part 3: Reimagining Spinster

Podcast cover
Read more

The Sugars consider the way forward for their single letter writers. For many of the women they hear from, finding "the one" has become the all-consuming focus of their lives. The anxiety and the reality of their situations makes it hard for otherwise confident, successful women to esteem anything else. The Sugars are joined by the writer Kate Bolick, who suggests a new way of thinking about life as a spinster.

Jan 30 2016
43 mins
Play Now