Jim loved his wife Yanis.  They had been married for 25 years.  They were just starting their life of retirement and had plans to do a great deal of traveling.

Shortly after retirement, Yanis experienced health issues; the disease and side effects of the medication made her very tired and unable to be physically active.  She was no longer able to travel more than to and from the hospital.

Jim lovingly confirmed Yanis over and over again; he loved her and felt privileged to care for her at home..  He was actively involved in her care and did so with joy.  His love and commitment to her was genuine.

(Colossians 3:19) Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them.

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 TheRelationshipDoctor@gmail.com. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!