7 Ways To Tell If Your Friend Doesn’t Want Your Advice

This weekend I really needed to vent about some stuff. You know when you want to let it all out and just talk. You don’t want advice from anyone, you just want someone to listen. Well, that’s exactly what I needed, but that’s not what I got.

So I was talking to my mom and wanted to have her just listen to me cry and tell me everything was going to be fine. Instead, she gave me a lot of unsolicited advice, which ended up making me feel worse. After that conversation, I called one of my friends. She took my situation and turned it into a half-hour conversation about her and how she went through the same exact thing (she didn’t) and blah, blah, blah. I didn’t really talk to anyone the rest of the day because I was so annoyed.

Unsolicited advice is the worst because you haven’t asked for it. You just want someone to listen to you and be there. People also are hard-pressed to listen to unsolicited advice because they didn’t want to hear it in the first place. How can you tell if you should dish out advice or just be a shoulder to cry on? I’m about to tell you!

Do you ever get unsolicited advice? How do you feel about it? Do you think you give unsolicited advice? Tell us in the comments!
 

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