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Radically empathic advice. Produced by WBUR.

Dear Sugars WBUR

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 5.3K Ratings

Radically empathic advice. Produced by WBUR.

    Encore: Sex & Aging

    Encore: Sex & Aging

    The erotic lives of senior citizens are typically made invisible by our culture, which can lead to confusion and misinformation. Dr. Pepper Schwartz, the love and relationship columnist for AARP, joins the Sugars to dispel certain myths about sex and aging: Do libidos change after menopause? How does the aging body affect the way we feel about sex? Should medical interventions be considered for a declining sex drive? This episode was originally released on May 25, 2018.

    • 36 min
    Encore: The Stepchild's Dilemma

    Encore: The Stepchild's Dilemma

    Whether you’re 5, 15, or 50 years old, it can be difficult to usher a stepparent in and out of the family unit. In today’s episode, the Sugars answer letters from stepchildren who have fraught relationships with their stepparents. What is a stepparent’s responsibility to a stepchild after divorce? And what can be done if you don’t like the person your parent chooses to marry? This episode was originally released on April 28th, 2018.

    • 45 min
    Encore: The Empty Chair, Part 2

    Encore: The Empty Chair, Part 2

    The Sugars conclude a two-part series on early childhood death. In Part 2, they read letters from parents who worry that their grief may overshadow their surviving children. They are joined by the writer Emily Rapp Black, who decided to have another child after learning that her son had a fatal congenital disorder. This episode was originally released on November 11th, 2017.

    • 33 min
    Encore: The Empty Chair, Part 1

    Encore: The Empty Chair, Part 1

    In the Empty Chair series, the Sugars discuss early childhood death, an absence that can be ever-present. In Part 1, they read letters from siblings who live in the the shadow of their parents’ grief. This episode was originally released on November 4th, 2017.

    • 33 min
    Encore: Just Say It

    Encore: Just Say It

    Words can be wielded like weapons. On today’s episode, the Sugars hear from people who have something to confess but are afraid to hurt others with the power of their words. This episode was originally released on December 9th, 2017.

    • 28 min
    Encore: Love in Doubt

    Encore: Love in Doubt

    How many times have you heard this: "I love him, we're great together, but..."? There's always room for doubt, even in the happiest of relationships. So this week, the Sugars take on some of those doubts in rapid-fire fashion. This episode was originally published on January 5th, 2017.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5.3K Ratings

5.3K Ratings

hollybrad1 ,

Soul Soothing!

Cheryl and Steve share such wonderful, inclusive wisdom in the kindest way! I’ve learned so much listening and benefitted greatly from their loving advice! Thank you Sugars!!! XOXO

Cmor86 ,

Life Changing

I listened to this podcast years ago but came back to listen to the recent episodes, or repeats and it reminded me of what an impact Dear Sugars had on my life during my first go around.

Lawyerladymama ,

Love the hosts!

I’ve been obsessed with Cheryl Strayed so I knew she’d be fabulous but now I’m also a new Steve Almond fan and will start reading his work. Love the care, generosity and thoughtful feedback you provide your audience even when you disagree. Thank you for lending the world your tender and wild artist-hearted advice!

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