For as much as we’d like to bury those darker emotions, they cannot, will not, remain buried. Anger and resentment unexpressed will come out sideways through sarcasm, resistance, sniping, bickering or numerous other ingenious methods. Don’t do it. Learn the art of assertive communication and keep the channels clear and healthy with others

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. 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. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter