While change takes time, a little bit of change can make a lot of difference. A challenging relationship can be turned around with a little bit of effort applied consistently. You don’t have to consider throwing the relationship away. Instead, seek practical solutions and dedicate yourselves to applying them to your relationship.

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 Saying It So He'll Listen. 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.