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

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

8 Secrets to Long-Term Monogamy: The Science of Happy Marriages.


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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

Genius ideas for the proper care a feeding of husbands.


  By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. (Article also posted on the Mommy Happiness Project and Scary Mommy.) So I have come across a few articles (written by men?) that admonish wives to be gourmet-cooking, attentive temptresses for the sake of their marriages…. … Continue reading

The one thing that predicts sexual satisfaction in a long-term relationship


By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. (Post also appeared on Psych Central) Think a satisfying sex life in a long-term relationship is kind of an anomaly? Sure, people pretend it exists because it makes for good romantic comedies and keeps us married folks … Continue reading

Ten Things You Need to Know About Women, Sex, and Monogamy


So I’ve been reading a lot about “women and sex” over the last couple weeks days.   (I’m talking to a bunch of women about the subject tomorrow night at an event for my new(ish) venture, Your Relationship Doc…) PRETTY MUCH, MY … Continue reading

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married


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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. 1)  You absolutely, 100%, get back whatever you put into it. 2)  Sometimes what you have to put into it is making a conscious effort to accept and appreciate the other person exactly how they are. … Continue reading