When Pleasing Others is Hurting You: Finding God's Patterns For Healthy Relationships
: You want to do the right thing-to take care of your family, to be a good employee, to "be there" for your friends. And you're good at it. Everyone knows they can depend on you-so they do. But...
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You want to do the right thing-to take care of your family, to be a good employee, to "be there" for your friends. And you're good at it. Everyone knows they can depend on you-so they do.
But are you really doing what's best for them? And what about you-are you growing? Are you happy and relaxed? Are you excited about your gifts and your calling, or do you sometimes think,
"I don't even know what I want anymore."
Find out why you have trouble saying no. Learn why you feel accepted only when you are producing. And finally experience the deep joy and peace that come with serving other people out of your abundance, not out of your need.
David Hawkins (Ph.D) regularly counsels hurting couples as a licensed clinical psychologist and social worker with a private practice in Chehalis, Washington. He teaches at Washington State University and with more than 30 years of counseling experience, he has a special interest in helping individuals and couples strengthen their relationships. Dr. Hawkins books, including When Pleasing Others Is Hurting You and When Trying to Change Him Is Hurting You, have more than 300,000 copies in print. Other books include 10 Lifesavers for Every Couple; Breaking Everyday Addictions; Dealing with the CrazyMakers in Your Life; Does Your Man Have the Blues? and Nine Critical Mistakes Most Couples Make.