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Are we doomed to repeat the patterns of our childhood? The Sugars return to an essential question that they began to address in an earlier episode, with three more questions from letter writers who fear their fates have already been written.
They hear from the child of two alcoholics, who cannot tolerate her new boyfriend's drinking; from a young woman whose partner is reminding her more and more of her emotionally damaged father; and from a daughter who is stuck in a co-dependent relationship with her mentally ill mother.
The Sugars are joined by Dr. Rick Almond, a Freudian psychoanalyst who also happens to be Steve’s father.
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