I’ve discovered that unfinished grief has a way of clouding the present day. We may believe that we’ve finished grieving, but find ourselves overreacting to present losses. This is because we have not fully grieved previous losses. Take the time to fully experience a loss and grieve fully and completely. Take the time necessary to deal with a situation effectively. Feel every feeling associated with a loss; take time to think it through, journaling or praying through an issue. Talk to a friend—perhaps more than once! You’ll be glad you took the time to experience a situation fully. 

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.