From crazy love to just plain crazy….What often goes wrong in relationships.


By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Why do so many people fall into blazing-hot love, only to find themselves so dissatisfied years later? Well, “Imago relational theory” (just a theory, but I haven’t seen one situation where it doesn’t fit) gives us … Continue reading

Mothers, smothers, & lovers. (A tale of abandonment and engulfment.)


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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Duane and Mary often fought about the same thing over and over:  Duane was distant and unresponsive to Mary’s emotional and physical advances; Mary relentlessly  smothered Duane with her demands for conversation and intimacy.  This couple, like many … Continue reading