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Dear Sugars

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Radically empathic advice

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Radically empathic advice

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By Kb891 - Jul 31 2019
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I love this podcast. It’s so real and I Fendick and helpful. I wish you were still on the air.

I hope Dear Sugars can continue

By Palm Nickle - Jul 01 2019
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Why all the posts recently are old ones! We need Dear Sugars

iTunes Ratings

4342 Ratings
Average Ratings
3296
465
253
149
179

Love this

By Kb891 - Jul 31 2019
Read more
I love this podcast. It’s so real and I Fendick and helpful. I wish you were still on the air.

I hope Dear Sugars can continue

By Palm Nickle - Jul 01 2019
Read more
Why all the posts recently are old ones! We need Dear Sugars
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Dear Sugars

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Rank #65 in Society & Culture category

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Radically empathic advice

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
3 mins
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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
41 mins
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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
44 mins
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Rank #4: 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
34 mins
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Rank #5: 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
32 mins
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Rank #6: 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
33 mins
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Rank #7: 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
32 mins
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Rank #8: 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
47 mins
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Rank #9: 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
42 mins
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Rank #10: 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
33 mins
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Rank #11: Episodes We Love: Location, Location, Location

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Location, location, location. It makes all the difference in real estate, and it can make all the difference to one's happiness. But finding a place that really feels like home can be tricky. This episode was originally published on March 9th, 2017.

Mar 22 2019
36 mins
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Rank #12: 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
41 mins
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Rank #13: Updates Part 1: Change Is A Work In Progress

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In today’s update episode, we check in with some of our most memorable letter writers from previous episodes. The Sugars find out if “Struggling” was kicked out of his mother’s house, and they give “Bad Mom” a call to see if and how her views of motherhood have changed since hearing the Sugars’ advice more than two years ago.

Jan 27 2018
35 mins
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Rank #14: 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
37 mins
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Rank #15: 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
42 mins
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Rank #16: When Friendship Ends

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Friendships are different from any other type of relationship in our lives. They are purely voluntary, which can make them feel more tenuous. In this episode, the Sugars take questions from two letter-writers who both feel exhausted by a friendship and want out. They discuss with the writer Emily Chenoweth.

Sep 30 2017
33 mins
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Rank #17: 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.

Dec 16 2017
34 mins
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Rank #18: The Long Goodbye

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After four years of ministering to the lost, lonely and heartsick, the Sugars say farewell on this final episode of the podcast. We take a look back at some of our most powerful advice, hear from former guests, and talk to listeners about how the show has affected their lives.

Sep 01 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #19: Dark Fantasies, Part 1 — With Dr. Ian Kerner

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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 this two-part series on sexual fantasies, the Sugars read letters from people who want to turn off the thoughts that turn them on.

Jan 13 2018
32 mins
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Rank #20: 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.

Dec 09 2017
28 mins
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