- 2018 21 Sep
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, 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.