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Marriage 911

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Dr. David Hawkins is the director of The Marriage Recovery Center and has been helping couples in crisis restore and revitalize their relationships for more than 30 years.

At The Marriage Recovery Center, Dr. Hawkins promotes '3 Days To a New Marriage, Guaranteed!' Contact TMRC for a free 20-minute consultation.

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January 2010 Entries

Arrogance Can Destroy a Marriage

There is nothing quite as attractive as self-confidence. On the other hand, there is little quite as ugly as arrogance. Self-confident people tell you how they feel and what they think, while respecting your point of view. They never coerce you into thinking the way they think or feeling the way they feel. Self-confident people have good boundaries, understanding we are all different.

posted @ Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:50 PM | Feedback (4)

Defensiveness: The Instant End to Growth

A recent Marriage Intensive began typically—filled with hope, optimism, and encouragement. Having had several failed counseling experiences in their hometown, this 40-year old couple was desperate for a positive experience, as they worked to end their cycle of fighting, distance, and disconnection.

posted @ Tuesday, January 12, 2010 3:14 PM | Feedback (0)

Tired of Trying to Fix Your Spouse?

I recently worked intensively with a young couple, Stu and Carrie, who are separated and trying to repair their marriage. After years of conflict, with little resolution, Carrie decided she finally had to leave Stu. I listened as she shared why she had left. Stu sat quietly, appearing sad and withdrawn as she told her story.

posted @ Tuesday, January 05, 2010 5:25 PM | Feedback (6)