Posts Tagged "depression"

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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Helping Seniors Avoid Isolation And Loneliness

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Depression, Elderly | 0 comments

Helping Seniors Avoid Isolation And Loneliness

(As Seen In Anton Publications May 13 – 19, 2015) In a time when many American families do their best to juggle the needs of their children with the necessity of dual incomes, making time to see our parents isn’t always easy. As time goes on and they get a little older their deteriorating health and mobility may further impede their ability to socialize and eventually many seniors find themselves feeling isolated and alone. They may see a doctor who will check for heart disease. They may have a nurse to assist with basic needs they can no longer do for themselves but they may have no...

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Seasonal Depression: Overcoming The Winter Malaise.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Depression | 0 comments

Seasonal Depression: Overcoming The Winter Malaise.

(As Seen In Anton News Publications For Week Of February 11 – 17, 2015) It is the middle of those barren, frigid winter months. Our down comforters and creative baristas do their best to comfort us while the blanket of snow and harsh winds do their best to steal our warmth and help the chill set into our bones. Vaughn Monroe crooned about the weather outside being frightful and I can’t think of a better, more succinct way of putting it. It’s bloody cold outside. For many, the winter tundra is merely an inconvenience, but for some the time of snowy white is accompanied by a serious case of...

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