Ode to the anxious person’s spouse.

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Dear spouse of a person whose nerves are raw, You are a vision of patience and deserve an applause. How sweetly you listen to Web MD’s diagnosis, When your spouse knows she has deep vein thrombosis. Hail to you when you don’t roll your eyes, When your partner … Continue reading

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Reader asks: I had an affair, and it’s not my fault.

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Reader Asks:  I have had an affair and was caught a few years ago. My husband and I are together and he is a wonderful man. While I am very remorseful, I am having a lot of trouble truly accepting the blame. In … Continue reading

How to get over an affair in 7 [not at all] easy steps

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By, Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Infidelity is something that affects countless couples. The Kinsey Institute sites research that shows that 20-25% of men and 10-15% of women engage in extramarital sex at least once during their marriage. (Laumann, 1994; Wiederman, 1997).  So, of course, … Continue reading

How to talk about all the icky things (So that you might feel a little less icky.)

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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. I clean the house once a week, so if you come over near the end of the week, you might notice sticky floors, a smudged refrigerator, and blue kiddy toothpaste all over the upstairs bathroom sink. … Continue reading

Help! Hubby wants date nights all the time and I wanna spend time with the baby!

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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Ummm maybe she doesn’t want to leave the baby because this is the babysitter they hired. Dr. Psych Mom recently had a contest to see who had the best answer to one of her reader’s questions: I am … Continue reading

Sex life isn’t all it could be? Check this out.

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This is what I make while my kids are coloring. There is only so much satisfaction one gets from drawing dinosaurs (And I’m trying to make it a point to be on my computer less, so this counts as engaging … Continue reading