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    Redux: The Dark Side Of Porn

    Redux: The Dark Side Of Porn

    The Sugars continue their series on porn with a letter from a woman whose fiancé is "addicted" to porn.

    This episode was originally released on December 16th, 2016.

    • 38 min
    Redux: Is Porn Wrong?

    Redux: Is Porn Wrong?

    Pornography is more abundant and accessible than ever before. So it probably isn't surprising that it appears to be having a greater impact on romantic relationships. Part one of a two-part series focuses on some basic questions about porn -- is it wrong to use it? Why do people turn to porn? Is there such a thing as "healthy" porn use in a relationship? This episode was originally published on December 1st, 2016.

    • 35 min
    Dear Sugars Presents: Double Date

    Dear Sugars Presents: Double Date

    This week on Dear Sugars, we have a special treat for you. It's an episode of Marlo Thomas and Phil Donohue's new podcast, Double Date. Hear how actress Viola Davis met Julius Tennon and how they found deep love in the land of Opposites Attract.

    • 33 min
    Redux: Baby or Bust

    Redux: Baby or Bust

    You wants kids; your partner doesn't. Or your partner wants kids, and you don't. Whatever the scenario, few subjects are as emotionally charged and potentially deal-breaking in a relationship as a disagreement over the decision to become parents. The Sugars take on this tricky topic with the help of the writer Danielle Herzog, who's written in the past about ending her own marriage to become a mother. This episode was originally published on March 22nd, 2017.

    • 35 min
    Redux: Career vs. Love

    Redux: Career vs. Love

    You love your partner, you love your career... but they're pulling you in different directions. What do you do? The Sugars have help from psychotherapist and sociologist Leslie Bell, author of Hard to Get: 20-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom.

    This episode was originally released on April 13th, 2017.

    • 34 min
    Redux: The Price Of Our Dreams

    Redux: The Price Of Our Dreams

    The Sugars, along with fiction writer George Saunders, field letters from people who are chasing their creative dreams but frightened by the practical and financial risks that come with that pursuit. This episode was originally released on August 5th, 2017.

    • 34 min

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