The mind is a scary place—don’t go in alone. Reaching out for help is not optional, because alone we have a tendency to spin, twist, fabricate, distort and generally make a mess out of things. The Apostle Paul knew this and exhorted us to “carry each other’s burdens, and in this way fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2) Others will not only make our burdens lighter, but offer us a fresh perspective of the challenges we face.

 

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.