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Radically empathic advice

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Radically empathic advice

    Episodes We Love: Emotional Abuse

    Episodes We Love: Emotional Abuse

    Reema Zaman, our guest in this week’s episode, was in an emotionally abusive marriage. Although her husband’s abuses never left any physical mark, it took her years to repair the damage he inflicted upon her. Ms. Zaman describes some of the telltale signs of an emotionally abusive relationship and helps the Sugars answer two painful letters from women who are struggling to disentangle themselves from their abusive partners. This episode was originally released on August 4th, 2018.

    • 48 min
    Dear Sugars Presents: A 'Kind World' For Troubled Times

    Dear Sugars Presents: A 'Kind World' For Troubled Times

    Take a listen to our sister podcast, Kind World.

    • 12 min
    Dear Sugars Presents: Family Ghosts

    Dear Sugars Presents: Family Ghosts

    Dear Sugars wants to tell you about another great podcast: Family Ghosts, a show where people tell stories about experiences that transform their understanding of familial legacy.

    On this recent episode, a storyteller named David Crabb took a unique approach to that concept, telling the story of three dogs in his life and how they've shaped his perception of what it means to start a family and be a part of one.

    • 49 min
    Dear Sugars Presents: WorkLife With Adam Grant

    Dear Sugars Presents: WorkLife With Adam Grant

    Dear Sugars wants to tell you about another great podcast:  WorkLife with Adam Grant from TED.

    In the episode, Adam Grant speaks with Cheryl Strayed about getting and giving advice about our work lives. Season 3 launches next week, so get ready for ideas about how to procrastinate less, fight burnout, fix broken job interviews, and negotiate better.

    • 33 min
    Episodes We Love: Moving On, Part Two

    Episodes We Love: Moving On, Part Two

    In this second part of our series on moving on, the Sugars discuss how we can release ourselves from our past mistakes. Dr. Harriet Lerner drops in to answer a letter from a woman who calls herself a "serial codependent," as well as a woman who is haunted by her abortion. This episode was originally published on August 25th, 2018.

    • 43 min
    Episodes We Love: Moving On, Part 1

    Episodes We Love: Moving On, Part 1

    The Sugars have been thinking about what it means to say goodbye and let go. In this first episode of their two-part series on moving on, the Sugars and Claire Bidwell Smith answer two letters from people struggling to move past their grief after the death of their loved ones. This episode was originally released on August 18th, 2018.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

victactoe ,

Love love love

Out of all the podcasts I listen to, this is one of my top 3 favorites (and I listen to a lotta podcasts).. Thank you Cheryl and Steve for all of your advice for those in every stage of life. You will be dearly missed!

Izzy0708 ,

Don’t Gooooooooooooo

This podcast will be so missed!!! 😢

WOSUfan ,

Damaged Parents

This episode could have been meaningful to your listeners whose lives have been injured by damaged parents. Honesty, it sounded like you were just winging it. That first letter read by Cheryl was way too long. You should have chosen an excerpt of it. The one good thing was the expertise of Steve’s dad, who should have been allowed to speak more and not interrupted. Because of the lack of focus in your podcast, the lifelong consequences of flawed parents was trivialized.

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