Posts made in May, 2016

Emotionally Abusive Relationships

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Anxiety, Couples & Family, Depression, Emotional Abuse | 0 comments

Emotionally Abusive Relationships

By Jeremy Skow, LMHC, CASAC, MBA           If you’ve ever been in an abusive relationship, you know how easy it is to get caught in its web. It often starts out with a simple suggestion like, “Do you think that outfit is the best choice for the party later?” “Why don’t you try ordering a salad.” or “You should get a real job and stop the nonsense about making it as an artist.”        At first, you take these suggestions as constructive criticism; a reflection of love and concern for you. After all, the comments may not be far off base and you don’t want to appear unappreciative or defensive....

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Motivating The Low Achieving Young Adult

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Couples & Family, Motivation | 0 comments

Motivating The Low Achieving Young Adult

By Jeremy Skow, LMHC, CASAC, MBA           Young adults, with few exceptions, are motivated. It may not be the sort of motivation their parents want to see ­ to be ambitious, to work harder, to achieve more, to be self­starters ­ but they are certainly motivated to do what they want (pleasure) and avoid what they don’t want (work). From a therapeutic perspective, therefore, the ‘unmotivated young adult’ problem is actually the ‘dissatisfied parent’ problem. The focus should then be on helping the parents to determine how to get their objectives to align.           To begin...

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Saving Your Marriage In Times Of Financial Hardship

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Anxiety, Couples & Family, Depression, Divorce, Finances, Marriage | 0 comments

Saving Your Marriage In Times Of Financial Hardship

By Jeremy Skow, LMHC, CASAC, MBA           Money has been documented as being the number one cause of friction in relationships. When times are tough tension mounts, fingers point and fear increases. The breadwinner in a single-income family may feel resentful that their spouse hasn’t been trying to find work. One partner may feel that the other isn’t trying hard enough to replace a lost job or that they are spending too much. These feelings only escalate as time goes on, money tightens and savings dwindle. Ultimately this tension may lead to discussions of separation and divorce. Even if...

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