Monday, May 07, 2007

The Four Horsemen of Marital Apocalypse

Experts say it's not the amount of conflict in a marriage that determines its success or failure. Rather it's how a couple fights that is the best predictor of divorce. The road to irreconcilable differences is paved with specific fighting tactics, known as the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.” Are you guilty of these toxic tendencies in the heat of an argument?

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Counseling Services in Fort Payne, Alabama

Synergy Counseling Center is an outpatient mental health clinic providing individual, couple, family and group therapy.

At the Counseling Center we understand everyone has personal concerns. We help to provide you with the tools necessary to make changes. Maybe you are going through a very tough time and wondering what you can do to improve your relationships. We want you to know that having a personal concern is NORMAL. Being able to admit to a personal, family, or behavioral concern takes courage. Many concerns you can resolve without special help, but sometimes the concern is more than you want to deal with alone. That is where professional counseling can be helpful.

The concerns we help: every day the Counseling Center helps individuals, couples, families, work teams, businesses, and groups.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Resolving Conflict

It happens every day. But the only evenings I actually notice the sunset are the evenings when I'm fighting with someone I love. For as the shadows lengthen, a haunting Scripture I memorized long ago inevitably returns to me: "Don't let the sun go down while you're still angry."

Following that simple commandment can bring even the worst marital squabbles to a hasty end. Unless, of course, the squabbles don't begin till after dark. Find out how one couple resolved their nightly bedtime arguments and rediscovered the sunny side of marriage's first year.

But if you start the arguing a little before bedtime, you might find the key to a smoother evening is divvying up after-work household chores!

Or it might be laughing together after a stressful day. Take a look at the hilarious marriage of stand-up comedians Kerri Pomarolli and Ron McGhee, and you'll probably agree.

Then for more glimpses into some exemplary marriages, as well as communication pointers that'll assure you numerous peaceful nights of sunset watching with your spouse, visit