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Be an Easy Listener

  • 2013 19 Jun
Be an Easy Listener

Listening, it seems, is a lost art. Oh, it’s not that we’re unwilling to listen with one ear while we restlessly consider what else we should be doing. But to take time to fully attend to our mate, a friend or a child, well that’s another matter. Do you make it easy for someone to come to you? Do you put everything aside and welcome a mate who has a need to talk? Do you get down to your child’s level and invite conversation? Consider what message you want to send to the person coming to you—one of feeling rushed and intruded upon, or a welcomed interruption. 

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 [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!