"I'm so pleased for you, Gini," I said. "You deserve the best and I'm glad you found it."

"I have a favorite verse that helped me during the rough times. ‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.' It's really helped me."

"God will help us be courageous, Gini."

"There's one more thing, Dr. David."

"What?"

"Tell everyone you know not to settle for anything less than the best. Not only will they be unhappy, but they're missing out on God's absolute best for them. And time's wasting."

"I'll tell them, Gini. Don't settle for less than the best."



David Hawkins, Pd.D., has worked with couples and families to improve the quality of their lives by resolving personal issues for the last 30 years. He is the author of over 18 books, including Love Lost: Living Beyond a Broken MarriageSaying It So He'll Listen, and When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You. His newest books are titled The Relationship Doctor's Prescription for Healing a Hurting Relationship and The Relationship Doctor's Prescription for Living Beyond Guilt.  Dr. Hawkins also conducts Marriage Intensives for couples in crisis seeking immediate, intensive counseling.

Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities.