The only advice I listen to is my own so that I can only blame myself.
True. Concerning family, I guess there are pivotal moments where I follow the advice that affects the household. I always throw my suggestions forward and also don't stop them if I don't agree on something.
From there you give up any hope of your old life. You lose who you know in the wind. Paint a skull on your chest and punish the wicked, until you get cold or forget to program the DVR.
Then maybe you will finally realize that it was YOU who made the actual decisions, and that other's advice didn't really matter... you are responsible for yourself and your actions and only you. It's time to grow up and take charge.
The fact is that you are seeing things incorrectly - YOU are responsible for your own life decisions. Nobody else... it's time to quit placing blame and make changes.
Your question doesn't refer to geographical or economic factors... your question states you are blaming others who gave you advice who are now gone for your situation. In fact you state that you blame them, as if you had not a thing to do with whatever you are dealing with right now. You can't possibly REALLY believe you have nothing to do with how you arrived at your own status.
There's an entire section to add details... you left it blank.
LOL- well sorry then!
Well, if thats the case all I can do is carry on really. What else can ya do besides move forward and be a bit more careful in future?