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<p>The universe has good news for the lost, lonely and heartsick. The Sugars are here, speaking straight into your ears. Hosted by the original Sugars, Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, the podcast fields all your questions — no matter how deep or dark — and offers radical empathy in return. Send your letters to [email protected]</p>


There’s an incredible power to saying “yes.” It opens up avenues, it allows us to be brave. In the case of Cheryl, it’s what led to her becoming Sugar. But saying yes is also profoundly dangerous. On this episode, the Sugars and their special guest Oprah Winfrey talk about how to say no, why to say no — and what happens in the wake of that.

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Do I Wait For My Ex?

June 24th, 2017

In this episode, the Sugars take a question from a young woman whose boyfriend recently broke up with her because of questions about his sexuality. The letter writer is heartbroken and confused — and trying to figure out what it means and whether to wait around while he figures it out.

In this short episode, the Sugars take a question from a young woman who is engaged to the man she's been with since she was 19. As a child of divorce, whose parents were married young, the letter writer knows that there are risks.

In our Infidelity series thus far, we've heard from the cheaters, from those who have been cheated on, and from a psychotherapist and expert on the topic. In this final installment, the Sugars focus on the often-overlooked experience of "the other woman" and the moral responsibility that comes with the role. They discuss with the novelist and...