There is little more challenging than trying to please others. Undoubtedly you’ve noticed that most people have opinions and many aren’t afraid to share it with us. They have opinions about where we should live, how we should live and even with whom we should live. If we’re not careful, these mental intrusions can create inner chaos. We confuse outer voices with our true desires and wishes. We begin to doubt ourselves. Be careful to set healthy boundaries so that people know when they can, and cannot, share their opinions about our lives. My suggestion is that others do this by invitation only. 

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 TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at drdavid@marriagerecoverycenter.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.