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Radically empathic advice. Produced by WBUR.

    Encore: Should I Intervene?

    Encore: Should I Intervene?

    When we decide to meddle, it can often backfire. The Sugars, along with the writer Meghan Daum, answer letters from people who see loved ones heading down the wrong path, but worry intervention might be the wrong move. This episode was originally released on August 12th, 2017.

    • 41 min
    Encore: Rage Is A Red Lesson

    Encore: Rage Is A Red Lesson

    Shortly after the birth of her first child, a letter-writer who calls herself “Tantrum Daughter” lost her mother to suicide. Now, with a second child on the way, Tantrum Daughter is overcome with pain and anger. After reading Morgan Jerkins’s essay “How I Overcame My Anger as a Black Writer...
    Content warning: episode mentions suicide.

    This episode was originally released on May 12th, 2018

    • 40 min
    Encore: Young & Isolated

    Encore: Young & Isolated

    Feeling like an outsider is one of the hallmarks of adolescence. But in today’s episode, we hear from two 16-year-olds who have cause to feel especially isolated. One is home-schooled; another feels disconnected from her best friend. Shirley Manson, the lead singer of the alternative rock band Garbage, joins the Sugars to discuss her own journey as an outsider.

    • 44 min
    Encore: Lovers & Friends

    Encore: Lovers & Friends

    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.

    • 42 min
    Encore: Trust Your Body

    Encore: Trust Your Body

    Her doctor categorized her as overweight when she was 5 years old. Her grandmother always introduced her as the “chubby one.” As an adult, she vacillates between moderation and binge-eating, restricting food some weeks, and gorging on cake and ice cream during others. “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.” The Sugars discuss and share their own struggles with body image.

    This episode was originally released on June 11, 2018.

    • 42 min
    Encore: Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work (Most) Women Do

    Encore: Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work (Most) Women Do

    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 viral article in Harper’s Bazaar, “Women Aren’t Nags — We’re Just Fed Up.”

    This episode was originally released on May 5, 2018. 

    • 44 min

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