8 things you should never say to your spouse.


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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. (also published on Lifehack.) Words are powerful, and they can be used to build an amazing relationship or to destroy a relationship. Here are 10 things to be careful to never say to your spouse: 1. “You’re … Continue reading

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


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

How to talk to people so they will listen. (Yes, even your teenager and your husband.)


By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Most mental health counselors receive some kind of training in how to communicate in a way that errrr… doesn’t sound off-putting, arrogant, one-sided, and ridiculous.  And lo and behold, it is not just the people who … Continue reading


Don’t want to fight? Try these simple conflict-busters.


By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. No, there isn’t going to be a flowery intro on this post; I’m just getting straight to the point (much like how your conversations will go if all goes right.)… But I should say that these … Continue reading

Check this out if you’re married.


Okay, so this isn’t an “article,” but even better.  It’s an awesome video that I find myself telling couples to watch for therapy “homework” all the time.  This is something that couples eventually practice in therapy over and over in … Continue reading