Communication is much more than the words we speak. Communication, in fact, is largely non-verbal. Studies have suggested that 55% of communication is body language, 38% tonal language and the balance is comprised of words. Whether this is accurate is uncertain, however, know that there is much to be said beyond words. Do you convey to your mate that you care about what they are saying? Do you give them your full attention? Are you careful to validate their message and communicate respect for their message? It is critical that you do so if you want a healthy, loving 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 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 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.