It is relatively easy to listen to others. It is something else to listen to what is not being said, or what is said between the lines. It is known that one of our deepest desires is to be understood, which involves someone fully listening to us. Are you a good listener? Do you take the time to really hear what someone is saying to you? If you will do this, you will offer someone one of the fullest measures of respect.

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!