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Radically empathic advice

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Radically empathic advice

    Redux: Male-Female Friendships

    Redux: Male-Female Friendships

    The Sugars' conversation on friendship continues with a handful of letters concerning male-female friendships. Is there such a thing as a platonic relationship between a heterosexual man and woman? Can male-female friendships be as emotionally satisfying as same-gender relationships? What do you do when a friend crosses a romantic line? The Sugars discuss it all in rapid-fire fashion. This episode was originally published on November 4th, 2016.

    • 32 min
    Redux: I'm A Transgender Man, Seeking Acceptance

    Redux: I'm A Transgender Man, Seeking Acceptance

    The Sugars read the letters of two transgender men who are struggling to find love and acceptance. They discuss with Cooper Lee Bombardier, a visual artist, writer and transgender man.

    • 38 min
    Redux: Step Into Your Spotlight

    Redux: Step Into Your Spotlight

    The Sugars find out what happened to two letter writers who let self-image sabotage their love lives. They 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. This episode was originally published on February 3rd, 2018.

    • 36 min
    Redux: Inbox Outliers

    Redux: Inbox Outliers

    Infidelity. In-Laws. Friendship. These are just a few of the categories that help keep the Dear Sugar inbox organized. But every once in a while, we get a letter that doesn't fit neatly into any category. The Sugars discuss a handful of those letters in rapid-fire fashion -- from a woman whose mother-in-law might be faking an allergy to her cat, to a woman whose identity was stolen...by her own sister. This episode was originally published on April 25th, 2017.

    • 39 min
    Redux: 'Totally Confused' Finds A Resolution

    Redux: 'Totally Confused' Finds A Resolution

    The Sugars get an update from a 62-year-old, divorced woman who was considering a reconciliation with her ex-husband, even after years of unhappiness inside their marriage. The situation was further complicated by the fact that he was engaged to another woman. Find out how the letter-writer and her ex-husband decided to proceed. This episode was originally published on August 26th, 2016.

    • 40 min
    Redux: Does 'The Wicked Stepmother' Still Feel Wicked?

    Redux: Does 'The Wicked Stepmother' Still Feel Wicked?

    The Sugars revisit a letter from a woman who felt like a fairytale-esque wicked stepmother. When she wrote to the Sugars, she was feeling pressured to love her stepchildren "like her own," but she didn't want to be their mother. The Sugars find out how the self-proclaimed 'Wicked Stepmother' and her husband are doing today. This episode was originally released on August 19th, 2016.

    • 49 min

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