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Radically empathic advice

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Radically empathic advice

    Redux: How Do I Find the Courage to Be My Own Guide?

    Redux: How Do I Find the Courage to Be My Own Guide?

    The Sugars often discuss letters dealing with very specific problems or struggles. This week, they take on a broader, more existential question -- how to follow your heart. This episode was originally released July 28th, 2016.

    • 26 min
    Redux: What About The Stepchildren?

    Redux: What About The Stepchildren?

    When the Sugars answered a letter from a woman who felt trapped in the role of "wicked stepmother," dozens of listeners wrote in asking the same question: what about the stepchildren, who have no control over the restructuring of their family? The Sugars respond with an episode devoted to the other side of the story. They're joined by Jane Alison, author of the memoir "The Sisters Antipodes," which tells the story of how her parents swapped spouses with another couple when she was 4 years old.

    This episode was originally published on November 18th, 2016.

    • 40 min
    Redux: May-December Romances

    Redux: May-December Romances

    Age is just a number in many contexts, but when it comes to finding long-lasting love, an age gap between partners can greatly impact the course of the relationship — both in positive and challenging ways.

    • 29 min
    Dear Sugars Presents: Madness

    Dear Sugars Presents: Madness

    "Madness" is a new investigative series from our fellow WBUR podcast, Endless Thread. Told in 5 parts, "Madness" unravels the shocking history of CIA-funded mind-control experiments.

    In the first episode, Endless Thread presents powerful accounts of abuse at a psychiatric hospital in Montreal, and introduces the renowned doctor who conducted these disturbing experiments on his unwitting patients.

    • 27 min
    Redux: Step Into Your Spotlight

    Redux: Step Into Your Spotlight

    We find out what happened to two letter writers who let self-image sabotage their love lives. The Sugars find out if “Scared to Choose Wrong” married her fiancé, and they give “Aspiring Warrior for Love” a call to see how he’s changed since hearing the Sugars’ advice more than a year ago. The episode was originally released on February 3rd, 2018.

    • 36 min
    Redux: Change Is A Work In Progress

    Redux: Change Is A Work In Progress

    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. This episode was originally published on January 27th, 2018.

    • 35 min

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258 Ratings

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