Give awkwardly specific compliments. (advice from a couples therapist).

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I recently read an article about how saying “I love you” to your significant other isn’t enough.  As I often tell the couples I see in private practice, it is important to be specific about the behaviors that you admire and appreciate about each … 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

So you hate your teen daughter’s boyfriend.

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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D.   His name is “Nick,” but all his friends call him “Bro” …. Errr, I got that wrong; it’s actually “Brah.”. The first time you met him, he wore a flat-billed, fluorescent hat and this shirt: … Continue reading