Maybe it's because I look worldly and wise, or maybe it's because I'm getting old - but on some occasions, I have been asked to give advice about various and sundry personal dilemmas.
At first, I feel honored and humbled to be asked for my opinion. And I try really hard to give sound counsel.
The result of my solitary contemplation (where I think big thoughts and deepen the wrinkles on my brow)?
My advice is either ignored in whole, and the person does what they were going to do anyway, or the action they take is 180 degrees from what I advised?
Did someone forget to tell me it was Opposite Day?
Anyway, I'd like to compile a handy list of good advice - so when the next person asks for my opinion, I can quickly accommodate their request without delay.
What's the BEST/WORST relationship advice you ever received?
When searching for a photo to put with this post, I found out that the UK has Citizen Advice Bureaus. You'd never find one of those in the US - we know it all, already! :)
Here's a dandy quote that I think sums up why I don't always follow advice:
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay