Anxiety

Managing Familial Expectations

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Alienation, Anxiety, Couples & Family, Motivation | 0 comments

Managing Familial Expectations

Managing Familial Expectations As Seen in Anton New Healthy Living Section September 19 – September 23rd, 2018 As much as anyone might wish they could peer into the future, no one has a crystal ball. Fear of the unknown is a significant stressor because our ability to plan for the future is limited and thus we feel less in control of our lives. Many of us cope with this unsettling fear by creating expectations. We approach every day with a huge array of them in place to help us assume what we can count on and look forward to. These predictions relieve stress because they give us...

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Healthy Ways For Helping Children Cope With Anxiety

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Anxiety, Couples & Family, Rational Emotions | 0 comments

Healthy Ways For Helping Children Cope With Anxiety

Healthy Ways For Helping Children Cope With Anxiety As Seen In Anton News Healthy Living Section August 15th – August 21st, 2018   When children are chronically anxious, parents who do not want their child to suffer often inadvertently exacerbate their child’s anxiety. As parents, we try to anticipate the danger our children can get into and divert them from it. We try to anticipate our child’s fears and protect them. However, if we continuously shelter them from anxiety how could they ever learn to cope with it? Not all triggers can be avoided.   It is important to recognize...

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The Socially Complex Landscape of Middle School and High School

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Alienation, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, Peer Pressure | 0 comments

The Socially Complex Landscape of Middle School and High School

(As Seen In Blank Slate Media Publications in September 2016) Teen culture is social by nature. Some friendship groups welcome people to join while others are more selective. Selective group members make it clear that they are very particular about who they accept into their crowd. This type of restricted group is sometimes called a clique. Some cliques focus on maintaining their status and popularity over the shared interests, values, and beliefs of its members. A clique may try to make it seem like its members are “better” than those outside, or that their clique is of higher...

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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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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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Surviving A Divorce With A High Conflict Personality

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Anxiety, Couples & Family, Narcissism | 0 comments

Surviving A Divorce With A High Conflict Personality

(As Seen In Anton Publications January 13 – 19 2016) High Conflict Personalities (HCPs) possess many of the characteristics of a personality disorder including unmanaged emotions, all-or-nothing thinking and an inability to take responsibility for their actions. HCPs are persuasive blamers by nature. They convince others that their problems are caused by something or someone else. This is why many Narcissists, Borderlines, Histrionics and Antisocials employ smear campaigns when they target someone. By blaming others they keep the focus off the real problem, themselves. HCPs are driven...

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