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
Tag Archives: marriage
Sex life isn’t all it could be? Check this out.
This gallery contains 3 photos.
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
The real scoop on relationship violence and abuse (Read this with your teen daughter.)
This gallery contains 1 photo.
What you need to know about domestic violence: 1) Violence doesn’t start with hitting and physical abuse. Abuse is about power and control, and begins by the perpetrator gaining power and control in sometimes subtle ways. 2) Yes, women can be … Continue reading
8 Secrets to Long-Term Monogamy: The Science of Happy Marriages.
This gallery contains 2 photos.
By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. (Article also posted to Lifehack.) I have been reading a lot about the concept of “monogamy” lately. Not just because I am doing research on sexual monogamy for my new professional venture. Actually, the topic is kind of a bizarre hobby … Continue reading
How to talk to your wife: An instruction MANual for husbands.
By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. Husbands, yes, husbands, I’m talking to you. Turn down the TV volume, shut down your Fruit-Ninja app, and read this carefully: You know what women don’t do often enough? (Besides that; this is not a post … Continue reading
Does my unhelpful, selfish husband have ADHD?
By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. I was recently reading a great article about ADHD and marriage. Basically, the article described a type of “irritable, selfish, unhelpful, sometimes useless” partner, a partner often described to me in therapy by a frustrated wife, describing her schlub … 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
Five Ways to Make Your Husband Do More Stuff by Samantha Rodman
This guest post is brought to you by Dr. Samantha Rodman (also known as “Dr. Psych Mom” on her blog and social media). I really enjoyed this article- This is a common complaint of many of the women I see … Continue reading
Warning: Steer clear of this relationship wrecking ball!
This gallery contains 1 photo.
By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. We’re all familiar with this cliché scenario: A wife stands there, “nagging” her husband with her hands on her hips, and her husband simply turns up the TV volume while he continues to look straight ahead … Continue reading
Bad Relationships and Depression.
Being alone is better than being in bad company. Read this.