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Radically empathic advice

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    • Relationships
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Radically empathic advice

    Redux: I Divorced My Spouse, And My Child Divorced Me

    Redux: I Divorced My Spouse, And My Child Divorced Me

    Divorce is always a painful process, but it's especially so when there are children in the middle. This week, the Sugars discuss situations of parental alienation caused by divorce. They answer letters from a mother and a father whose daughters have cut off all communication with them after taking the other parent's side.

    • 30 min
    Redux: The Writer's Resist, Part 2

    Redux: The Writer's Resist, Part 2

    Part 2 of "Dear Sugar Radio: The Writers Resist" at The Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. They discuss how to counteract post-election cynicism with Zahir Janmohamed, writer and co-host of the podcast "Racist Sandwich," and they answer questions from the audience in rapid-fire fashion.

    This episode was originally released on January 27th, 2017.

    • 29 min
    Redux: The Writers Resist

    Redux: The Writers Resist

    On November 9th, 2016 -- the day after Donald Trump became America's President-elect -- the Dear Sugar inbox was flooded with emails asking some version of the question, "How do we move forward as a nation from here?" In this episode, the Sugars bring that question before an audience at The Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. This episode was originally released on January 20th, 2017.

    • 37 min
    Redux: Friendships

    Redux: Friendships

    Everyone has had a friendship quandary of some sort in the past, right? This week, the Sugars take on frequently asked questions in "rapid fire" fashion – from hating your best friend's significant other, to hating her politics.

    • 41 min
    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

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4.9K Ratings

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Loving it

Great storytelling, great podcast. I highly recommend it.

Breeboo27 ,

I’m struggling to hear Steve

Love the podcast but Steve talks way too low/quiet. I’m constantly trying to turn the volume up when it’s his turn to talk. No need to whisper! Lol

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Brilliant and heart warming

The podcast that made me fall in love with podcasts. Cheryl and Steve are incredible humans and the letters and advice will rip your heart out and mend it together with wholesome and loving advice. This podcast is like listening to hugs.

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