I Am the One That Others Turn to For Advice

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 247 People

    Not That They Take It, But . . .

    . . . they ask anyway. And in detail too. That's what amazes me. They not only want my advice, they want it in detail, like I'm giving them step-by-step instructions. Then, even more amazing is that when I see them days or weeks or months later, they tell me they didn't take my...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT
    66-70, M
    Nov 19, 2011

    It's Weird I feel Slightly Used

    I feel like some kind of oracle or something. I can get people to open up and tell me their issues. I will ask questions and offer advice. It usually all goes well till the next time we met. Then people shut off to me like they are uncomfortable? I don't get it. I have lost so...
    melissamel melissamel
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2011

    Listening Ear

    I guess it's part of being a Healer; people coming out of the woodwork to tell me their troubles.  I don't mind (usually!) but it can be a bit distressing.Not that people tell me their troubles, but when I take the time to figure out advice and options.....and they go and ignore...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    May 28, 2011

    I Feel Like It's A Blessing And A Curse

    I mean, I always feel great when I help someone, and it's genuine. When they actually feel better, or they actually take my advice, I always feel warm on the inside that they've taken my knowledge and applied it in their life.But on the flip side of that, it's hard for them to...
    solsen108 solsen108
    Jan 30, 2011

    It's Always Been Like That.

    They always come to me, even if they're not looking for advice. I can tell you countless stories where I have helped someone or handed out advice, but I won't because most of it was in confidential moments, 
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2011

    I Love It And Hate It!

    Everyone comes to me and I mean everyone! I guess that means I give good advice if they keep comin back right? Well it sucks cause that means I'm the rock and I can't show any sign of being weak. Because they couldn't handle it, and I know that from experience. But I don't want...
    Serabi Serabi
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Dec 31, 2010

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Me...

    I love being the one people wish help from. It's lovely to know I have such a great purpose in making things better for others. I assume they won't understand, and usually I'm correct in that assumtion, actually, but once in a while, they will suprise me, for some that need help...
    FantasiaRealms FantasiaRealms
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 27, 2010

    I Am Good At Coming Up With Solutions For Other Ppl

    but I cant talk to anyone about the things on my mind, b/c I know NO ONE will understand
    hairtostay hairtostay
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 26, 2010

    But This Time I Need Advise...

    So, I have traveled all 52 states, even been outside of the country like Paris, Amsterdam, London, Bermuda ect... I published a book but haven't made any money with it. I have no degree, and I am down to my last $1000.00. I am 28, and crashing at a boyfriends house, who is nice...
    SweetButLazy SweetButLazy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2010

    About Sensitive Matters

    My friends turn to me for advice about things that they're not comfortable telling anyone else. They rarely come to me to talk after having a bad day or just to vent about a problem but I'm the one they seek out for an unbiased opinion about sensitive or controversial subjects...
    Powderblue Powderblue
    36-40, F
    Jul 22, 2009

    well Sometimes At Least. ...

    well sometimes at least. it depends on the subject.
    dimiboy dimiboy
    18-21, M
    Jul 3, 2009

    Not That They Always Take It

    A recurring theme in my life is people turning to me for advice, and then ignoring it. I don't claim to be right all the time, nobody ever is, not even the wisest people among us, and I am certainly not one of those. But within my own sphere of reference I think I can hand out...
    chovhani chovhani
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2008

    It's Happened So Often I'm Now Goign to Make a Career Out of It.

    My family, friends and colleagues are alsways asking me for a debrief or to act as a sounding board or help them with problems.. so much so that I've decided to go back to Uni to become a Psychologist... and i'm running away to Wales to do it too...
    MyThreeYearAdventure MyThreeYearAdventure
    36-40, F
    Aug 12, 2008

    Advice Giver

    I am the one that people turn to for advice with my family and friends.  They say I can see and understand the pro's and cons of most situations and have a level head.  My mom is the worst! She calls me all of the time to ask what she should do.  I listen and try...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman
    26-30, F
    Nov 26, 2007
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