- 2018 5 Sep
Many of us fall into the habit of complaining. Not only do we complain about things not going our way, but about family, mates, neighbors and even friends. We often complain because things are not the way we would like them, and yet we are less than clear in what we’ve shared with them. We often expect people to read our minds. Of course this is foolish. They cannot read our minds and we cannot expect them to. We cannot expect them to know what we value and what we would like from them. Consider making clearer statements to others about what you would like from them, and then practice deciding if you can tolerate where they are and what they are willing to give.
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD, is a Christian Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Marriage Recovery Center. He has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals and is passionate about working with couples in crisis. If you need help, please reach out to his Client Care Team at 206.219.0145 or through their website. Dr. Hawkins is also a speaker & trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a best-selling author of over thirty books including Never Fight Again, Gauranteed and When Loving Him is Hurting You. He has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA.