Do You Ask For Advice?

 

For what seems like months on end, I find myself being asked for advice.  I have to tell you, it wears me down a bit, because I wonder do people really listen?  Do they actually hear what I’m saying?  Do they really care what I think?  And better still, do they take my advice and follow it?  It has occurred to me that perhaps I should entertain writing an advice column.

Thinking

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I Think I Want to Write an Advice Column

I like to think I have a good head on my shoulders. I like to think that in my decades here on earth that I have actually learned a few things, and that what I’ve learned is of some value not only to myself, but also to others.

There was a period of time, back when I was very involved with chat rooms when I happened to meet a young man. In my profile back then, I was very heavy into quotes, and I’d often have 3-5 at a time in my profile. I had one quote, which sadly, for the life of me, I cannot recall at the moment, only that it was rather deep, that piqued this man’s interest.

He contacted me and asked, could you please explain what that quote means? I didn’t know who this person was, and I looked at his profile and found that he was a young man of about 20. My first thought was just to ignore him; he’s just a kid. I didn’t feel I was up to chatting or explaining myself. Well, he persisted until finally, I decided to answer him. I explained what the quote meant and he thanked me profusely.

With that tiny bit of a conversation began a very long friendship. For someone so young, he came across as very intelligent and a bit more mature than his young years conveyed. At the time, he was going through a rough time with his work, not sure if he wanted to start his own business, and also not sure if he should marry his girlfriend. I offered my thoughts, ideas and just simply my time through those years, and voila! It paid off big time for him. After thinking long and hard about all we talked about through those years, he got his head together and started his own business. Also, after many ups and downs with the girlfriend, they were able to work out their differences and they married. Through the ensuing years they had a child, and the last I heard, he was a very happy young man. I received so many thanks during our friendship; in fact, he even sent me a gift a few times to show his appreciation for my just being there. Talk about warm fuzzies! This is one example of why I feel I may have stumbled upon something I’d like to pursue.

What Are the Challenges in Writing an Advice Column?

I off-handedly commented to my best friend that perhaps I should start writing an advice column. I mean, with quite a few people asking for my advice recently (very flattering by the way), maybe it’s something I should consider. Her opinion was a heartfelt ‘of course’.

Life is all about decisions. Every move we make and every thought we have involves a decision. What makes some people very good at it, and others not? My belief is that it is definitely a learned skill. Perhaps there are a lucky few who come by it naturally, that their decision is almost always the right one. But I think they are few and far between.

Research, Research, Research

So, as I sat and digested the idea, I came up with questions. What happens if the wrong advice is given? What if a reader follows the advice and it turns out badly? Given the litigious nature of our society, could the columnist be sued? Is licensing a requirement? Could one make a decent living doing this? So, here again, decisions. And, as I sit here putting down these thoughts, one comes to mind, and that is to do some research first. Here’s an articles I found to be helpful, found on Ehow.com, How to Become an Advice Columnist Online. I’ll be doing more research before I come to any final decisions about pursuing this idea or not.

My purpose in writing this is to get a feel for others’ thoughts about writing an advice column, and what better place for me to find out than right here in our wonderful HubPages community.


Are there people out there who actually rely on advice columns? Are they faithful readers? Is there an age range of people who read this sort of thing? For the ones who do read or rely on it, is the answer useful? Are the people who read an advice column doing it strictly for entertainment? Is there any real value appointed to it from its readers? A lot needs to be considered.

I Need Your Help

What are some questions you folks would ask? What would you want to find answers to in an advice column? What would prompt you to write to an advice columnist?

Feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please use the comments feature below to share your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take My Advice

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annemaeve 7 years ago from Philly Burbs

Hi Trish, I love this hub! I think you'd make an excellent advice columnist, because you're brilliant, and because you would always temper your wise advice with caring, compassion, and a good dose of humor!

Love you lots!


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yxhuang 7 years ago from California

Hi! Trish: I used to write a column in Chinese about love and relationships for Chinese readers who live in the U.S. It takes a lot of researches to come out some interesting case studies for most of my readers. I have a writing style that try not to give an advice rather than analyzing the situation and provide some "what if" options of dealing with certain problems or situations. I had some readers called or wrote me and said that they think I gave them a good advice. In fact, I think I was just coming out a multiple-choice question and these readers were happened to make themselves a correct choice, or a choice that was just perfect for them.

I had so much fun writing that column. It's not easy writing an advice column that doesn't look like you are giving any advice. You always need (and expect to have) some brilliant readers to decode your opinions and find out the best solution for themselves through out your writings.

PS: I like that video.


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

I'm a bit of a cynic when it comes to advice columns. As a journalist I've seen how some of those columns in newspapers and magazines are actually written...whichever staffer has time not only makes up the questions but often also the answers! Having said that...an advice column for those that know you might work well Trish. :)


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi Anne!

Well thank you so much!  Brilliant you say!  Gee, I could get a big head from your comments :)  I do try to use humor when I can, as it takes the sting out of some serious advice.

Thanks for commenting, and I love you back!


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Trish, I think you'd have a ball writing an advice column, and I think you'd be very good at it. (But you know what I think already!)

I enjoyed yxhuang's comments very much because that's pretty much how I would approach it, laying out the options and considerations so that the reader could come to a decision about what to do. (I'll be you saw that right away.)

FP's comment, I thought, was so helpful. As you and I were wondering the other day, "Who really wrote those Landers and Vanderbilt columns for all those years?" Your columns would be the real thing, that is, unless you let me do some ghost advising for you. :)

Thumbs up, my friend. I hope you get lots of good *advice* about this from fellow Hubbers.


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marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

wow you touched a topic that is close to my heart as well....I have written advice columns in foster parenting and relationship newsletters, and tho' I was not famous, it was fun and I hope I helped.

Are we "know it alls?" we, that crave to share information and experience? Some would think so...but I, think we're just meant to talk about the travels....a calling perhaps.

I think you could do it !! and why not!!! Keep me posted...


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi yxhuang!  So nice to see you!

I like the approach you took.  As I mentioned, one of the things I wonder is if the person decides to do what you advise, and it doesn't work out,,,,so your idea of giving people different options is a very good one.

I can see how it would be tricky to tell someone something they should perhaps do, and not make it sound like advice.  Sounds like a slippery slope to me :)

The other thing that you mentioned, research, just occurred to me today as I was thinking about doing something like this.  It's definitely not just throwing words out there and sitting back and thinking, there, done!  I'd certainly need to be doing lots of research to be able to point people in a good direction.

How long did you do your column?  It certainly does sound like a combination of fun and lots of work.  If I had fun at my current job, I'd really be a truly happy camper LOL

Thanks so much for commenting!


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi Feline Prophet,

Wow, that's interesting!  I would never have guessed that about an advice column.  Did you notice that in papers with huge circulation or was it in smaller areas?  And what would be the payoff?  keeping customers reading their paper?

Thanks so much for stopping by, the vote of confidence and sharing your experience.


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Dear Sally,

Yes, I know what you think :)

I've answered these comments in the order they were listed, without peeking at the others, and it seems you know me like a book.  Just check my comments back to yx and feline prophet.

I did like the idea very much of multiple choices.  It takes a big part of the burden off and allows the person to feel that whatever idea they pick, that it was more their decision.

This has been a fun day, when I left this morning I had a couple of comments, and by the time I got home there were 6. 

Thanks for your comments, you know me well :)


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Benjimester 7 years ago from San Diego, California

Hi Trish! I'd take advice from you anyday :) You definitely have an old soul, and live an examined life. I didn't know there were online advice columns. I'll have to check em out a bit. Thanks for the hub!


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi Marisue!

I think you're right.  I've never craved sharing information, but I've been approached a lot more recently by people wanting advice or an opinion.  That's when the idea came to me.  I do believe it's more of a wanting to help.  If someone could offer guidance along the way, as you said, why not? 

Not everyone is receptive to advice, even if they ask for it.  Quite often they already know the answer and are just looking for reassurance.  Or, there are those that think they know what to do, and probably feel they'll hear back just what they were thinking anyway, and choose to opt out of the advice given.  Sometimes we have to do things that are painful, whether emotionally or mentally, and the truth can sting.  These are the people who either are, or get stuck.  Getting beyond that takes a lot of courage.

Also, many people feel that if they just wish hard enough, things will work themselves out, and quite often, that's not the case, it just makes things worse.  The hard decisions are the ones that will allow further growth.

I never knew you wrote advice columns yourself.  From everything you've written, I can see you certainly had to make a difference!  You strike me as a very upbeat, positive person :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi Benji!!

I'm sitting here laughing!  I definitely do have an old soul, and I think it goes along with my rather old body :)

I didn't know about the online advice columns either, and believe me, I have loads of research to do.

It's so nice of you to say you'd take advice from me, it warms my heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by and your warm comments, nice seeing you again.


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yxhuang 7 years ago from California

Trish: My research include two parts: one is reading and another is searching Internet. I used to have a minimum 2 hours reading/Internet searching every morning before start writing my column. Mostly I read both English and Chinese news from Internet (and I also used to subscribe some paper and magazines. Now I am reading paperless news all from Internet.). I read any subjects that I like to inspire me. I also like celebrity gossip and many stories are good to apply to any ordinary people like us. Also, the great thing is that the stories are happened to real people and there is no need to ask the premission from those movie stars if you quote their words or describe what you've read about them from a paper or magazine (also, there is no need to worry about if the story that you are using as an example of a case is actually a gossip. Readers are not going to pick on you for that.).

Reading helps me gather info and stimulate ideas. Sometimes a really quality two hours reading through Internet can get me some great stories (more than one, of course) to write. My best performance is to produce three articles in different or a series subjects (each article 1500 Chinese words more or less) within 6 to 8 hours for a day. I am not a fast writer.

I wish you good luck. It is a great commentment writing an advice column. Once you start it you really can not quit (or I should say that you are not allow to quit, especially if you start getting some fans who would actually call the editorial room asking why your column is not on the paper the day that supposed to be....).


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Trish I think this would be a wonderful idea and I am right behind you. I think men would benefit from one more, as they need more help in general and need the help of a wise, experienced, down to earth woman like yourself lol. ( aghhhhhhh men don't kill me for saying this it is just my opinion that's all)


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

hi yxhuang,

I can see that should I embark on this idea that it will take not only a good deal of work but as you say, a commitment.  It certainly isn't something I can do as easily as offering advice occasionally to live people.  No work involved with that :)

And, as we both know, it also takes a lot of discipline to stick with something.  I really appreciate your insights.  You've given me more to think about and consider.

Thanks again for stopping by and commenting :)


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

hi blondepoet,

LOL, that's an interesting take on things, and although I don't feel they necessarily need more help than a woman, I guess it would take a different approach.  I just wonder how many men would even write to an advice columnist, and how many would take what I had to say seriously.

Thanks so much for commenting, always nice to see you :)


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Trish, I noticed it happening both in local newspapers and magazines with a national circulation! However let's not generalise...I'm sure there are genuine, credible advice columns. Perhaps the syndicated columns are the real thing? Then again, who knows who actually writes those things!

Don't let that stop you...you can prove all the sceptics wrong! :)


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Lisa HW 7 years ago from Massachusetts

trish, when I was a kid I used to faithfully read the Ask Beth (Winship) column in the Boston Globe. (I think she was the owner's or editor's wife or something). She seemed to answer teens' questions. I pretty much read it because I thought it was interesting reading at the time.

I don't ask for advice; and I don't give advice to people in my circle (my grown kids, siblings, friends). I guess that's because we're a whole bunch of non-askers for/non-wanters of advice.

Still, I think it would be rewarding to write an advice column for people who do ask. I found a question-and-answer site on the Internet by accident once. I saw a couple of questions that I could answer, so I did. Because I had nothing to do another time I went back and looked for more questions I could answer. After getting through some of the "how do I program this cell phone" questions, I started to notice questions for teens that were really serious. "Please help. I think my mother is going to kick me out," or "My mother has cancer. How do I help my little brother?" These questions were so serious, I couldn't help but try to answer because I imagined one of my own kids asking such questions online. I thought about how I'd hope some sensible, caring, adult would give them a thoughtful answers WITHOUT saying something that either stirred up trouble, or else led them in the wrong direction.

I discovered that when I answered one of these questions I felt a little rewarded, because I thought about how I could be watched television in my spare time; but instead, how maybe I had given someone a thoughtful answer that was useful, or at least let them know someone gave their issue thought and responded.

Over the years since I found that site, I often go back when I'm bored or just want to get away from my own projects/work; and I look for questions that look as if they are serious and could use a sensible adult's input. (Sometimes if I see a silly one I'll answer that, just for fun.)

When I indulge in this little "closet advice columnist" activity, I do feel kind of egotistical; and I do question my taking it upon myself to attempt to answer (in view of the fact that I'm neither an advice columnist nor a psychiatrist). I ask myself if I think I know everything. I always come back to realizing it's not my ego, and I know I don't now everything (and indicate that in my answers). It's that I see some of those questions and can't help but think of my own kids asking them online. Worse, feeling the need to turn to the Internet to ask such questions.

Then I began seeing the questions from parents about their little kids: "I think my child has mental problems because she won't clean her room" or "How do I discipline my four-month old" (I'm not making that one up.) I start to picture these poor little souls out there somewhere, where a parent who is talking about whether or not he should hit a four-month old; or a little five-year-old with a parent who thinks he's evil because he told a lie. And so, in my self-appointed (and I've been told, missed-calling) role as a fake social worker; I can't help but try to find a way to tell their parents (who are so clearly in need of someone with a level head and some experience) whatever I think will help them to understand their child better (and maybe stop hitting them!). The one thing about these people is, though, that they have gone to a question site to ask for help/advice. They deserve credit for at least that much. Sometimes, too, people can't afford that professional counseling the rest of the world knows they need; and so, online people who aim to be "kind, older-sibling, friends" try to help with ideas, tips, advice.

I don't go to the site all that often (more like a two-hour run on it when I do go there every once in a while); and I tell myself to stop going there because there's so much on there that bothers me. Still, I keep going back and challenging myself with trying to come up with a great response to serious matters - because, when all is said and done, it feels rewarding to know that's how I used a bit of my own spare time.

A person who is actually good at offering advice is also the person who knows how not to over-step the line and start giving out medical, legal, or other professional information; and instead saying, "Here's where you may be able to find free legal advice".

So, I think it would be great to write a column for either teens or parents (who are looking for advice because they're desperate). I, personally, wouldn't really want to make a job out of it - but I can see how rewarding it could potentially be

I find it hard to imagine ever feeling the need to write to an advice columnist; but I look at all those questions sites there are online, and I realize that there are people (often young, sometimes feeling as if they have nowhere to turn because they can't afford a counselor) who are asking for others' opinions/advice. When I take the time to try to think up a really thoughtful, grown-up, answer on a question site; I post it with the thought, "Well, I tried, for what it's worth. Hope it's useful, but if you don't like what I said, fine too."

I wouldn't want to be bothered trying to think up advice for the lovelorn. If they don't have their heads together enough to either make things work, get over it, or break up, I don't think there's anything anyone can offer them. Financial, legal, medical information, etc., should be asked of experts in those fields only. For me, it's more about teens who are looking for some sensible thoughts or who could use some whether or not they know that's what they need; and parents who feel as if they don't know where else to turn. People who are grieving are another group who sometimes feel desperate and turn to whatever is "out there" in hopes of finding tips on getting through what they're going through. To me, trying to "be a friend" to someone who is clearly asking for such a thing is definitely a worthy endeavor.


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marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

Hi Trish, you are so right about giving unwelcomed and often not well received advice even to those who requested it. Most of the time, we don't want to "really know."  That shows the wisdom in you!!

Giving advice anyway, is the price the advisor pays.  It's the courage of telling "the truth, you can't handle the truth!!" as A Few Good Men would say.

Sometimes, the advice is:  "I could tell by your comments, you know what to do....so do it."   LOL

Not that  that sentence would pay much.   ahahha, still, it might work in some situations. 

Like now, I'm trying to get ready for Oklahoma, it's hard, I know what to do, but I'm not doing most of it.  Your "Running On Empty" hub touched my life in many ways...like a mirror, reflecting the stagnation of minutes that pass with no work done on my goals.  =))  get busy Marisue!!  =))


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi Feline Prophet,

I guess these are things I will learn along the way.  I think calling some newspapers might be a good start.

Thanks for answering my question :)


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi Lisa,

I used to read Ann Landers in our paper when I was growing up.  I only read it because I found it interesting.

I like the idea you present about being a kind, level-headed adult that could offer some guidance.  It brings to mind a progam an organization that did just that, they became more of a big brother or sister to a child.  I also like the fact that you are so right about not offering medical or legal advice.  It is best to offer alternatives.  You also made a good point about why people would write to such a person, and I too believe money, or the lack thereof would be the reason.

As far as lovelorn advice, I'm with you.  There is a quote in Blonde Poet's hub http://hubpages.com/hub/Thoughts-For-Your-Heart.  The line I like is this 'if he's dumb enough to walk away, be smart enough to let him walk.  I think that says a lot.

Thanks so much for all your thoughts, I really appreciate it. 


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi Marisue,

Yes, truth does take a lot of courage.  If someone were to say the truth, you can't handle the truth, many times they would have been right LOL.  I've also found that sometimes, just in talking, the answer reveals itself to the person asking.  Kind of an aha! moment.  Those are great, because then you still can feel good that you were the catalyst to get the person to answer his/her own question.

When is your date of departure for OK?  I can only imagine what you must be going through, moving is never really fun.

Thanks so much for popping in again, always a pleasure.


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marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

My next hub will be the third week of Countdown to Oklahoma...and it's a hell-a-shish experience!! Starting over, getting rid of possessions, leaving sons behind, but triumph too, as we go to a place that is home, go to granddaughter (age3) and look for new but less-stressful jobs...so there is light of joy and pain of departure.

sigh. Why isn't anything "easy" I must have packed that button!!! =))


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

LOL, sounds like you packed it.  Ask Sally if you can borrow hers :)

As I mentioned, I sure don't envy you.  But I also know from experience that moving is a combination of joy and sorrow.

I miss my old house.

Thanks for stopping by!


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RGraf 7 years ago from Wisconsin

This is great! I always look for advice on how to handle other people. Especially family members.

My problem is too many try to give me unsolicited advice that is really their way of trying to control me. I can't stand that. But having somewhere to go and ask without worrying about them taking over your life would be great.


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi RGraf!

That's an interesting way to look at it.  I had totally forgotten about unsolicited advice.  I think that would work better if the approach was better, such as talking in a conversational tone and offering an opinion, or asking, have you considered trying it this way?  When it is out and out unsolicited, not only does it kind of sound accusatory, it then puts one on the defensive almost immediately.  People who do that seem to be implying your choice is wrong.  But then, that is also open to interpretation as well. Sometimes people read into things.  I've been guilty of that myself at times.  I guess it all boils down to who's saying it, the tone that's used, and their relationship to you.

Thanks for this perspective on my hub, nice to see you again.


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Hi Trish:  I think you would do quite well.  There's no reason why you can't do a test right here on HubPages.  Maybe write a hub requesting questions, which could be submitted to you via email to keep them anonymous, or they could ask right on the hub, and sign in under an alias if they didn't want anyone to know who they were.  Also post in Hubber's Hangout. Just post a disclaimer at the beginning like:  "Advice is meant for entertainment purposes only.  Any advice followed is the decision of the individual" or something, and don't worry about any legal ramifications. 

Contrary to my friend Blondepoet's statement, no way it's more beneficial to men.  I'm surprised at you, BT.  Advice columns are read and participated in primarily by women I should think.  Whether or not they can benefit from it is a non-issue.  Who will participate is the only issue as I see it.  (Love ya, blondepoet!)

Good hub, Trish, and a good idea.  Hurry.  In contrast to my statement above, I'd be honored to ask the first question (but I might make it up.)


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi Christoph,

It's nice to hear you think it's a good idea. I did actually wonder if it's something I could test here. Now I have more to think about, but it won't be tonight. I'm just about falling asleep as I write this.

It's great to see you! Thanks for the vote of confidence.


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Nayberry 7 years ago from nayphat@yahoo.com

Many people ask for advice on various subjects from work to love, I think that it would be great if you opened up your heart and mind to offer some insite to the lost. It takes a caring and wise person to even consider it. Good luck!

Tootles!!!


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi Nayberry, nice to meet you.

You're right, many, if not all people ask for advice of some kind or other on a whole variety of things.  In addition to investigating this idea further, I think Christoph had the right idea which is to try it out here on HP.  I know one thing, this won't happen overnight.  My hope is that I'm less lost than the people who contact me :)

Thanks for the good luck wishes and stopping by.


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linjingjing 7 years ago

Very creative


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KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

I think you'd make a great advice columnist, Trish! I can relate to being the one that everyone comes to for help. I used to work with a girl that every single day she came to my desk at her breaktimes to get advice about a relationship she was having with a married man. She was one of those that somehow felt better by having the discussions about what she SHOULD do, but still enjoyed doing what she WANTED to do. She never really took my advice, but still was addicted to the advice. So, in that sense, did it help her? Maybe.


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi linjingjing,

Thank you very much, and thanks for commenting!


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Hi KCC,

Thanks!  I know people who do just that, and in fact, I am also  guilty of doing the same thing at times.  I guess it's just wanting affirmation that I'm not crazy or something LOL.  I tend to drive my best friend and cousin crazy.  They give me advice, and most times I agree they are right, but then I go do what I want anyway.  Human nature perhaps?  I don't really know.


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futonfraggle 7 years ago

With the simple explanation of a quote, 2 lives changed. That really is awesome! Such a great story.

I ask for advice a lot. I feel like there's a real shortage of advice out there for stepparents: boundaries, dealing with exes, living arrangements, finances, different parenting methods, etc. It would be nice to have a place to turn to for answers. Unfortunately, a lot of the Stepfamily forums are filled with hate and rage. People go here to vent rather than lend an ear or offer constructive advice.

If you want to be an advice columnist, I say go for it! But please, don't turn into Ivana Trump! LOL ;)


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

I agree there's a shortage of advice.  For one thing, it's hard to know who to trust.  Then, there's the question of, do you follow it?  Personally, I think I fall into the half and half category.  Sometimes I listen, other times I don't. Not a good validation for a wannabe advice columnist to admit, but I am human, like everyone else. I do feel I have good things to contribute. Nobody knows it all :)

I also think that two of the ones you mention, parenting methods and boundaries could be columns all by themselves.  Boundaries is a tough one.  It's too bad that a lot of the so-called help sites turn into a war zone, everyone voicing their opinions and not agreeing with others.  They'd rather bash someone's way of thinking, the 'I'm right and you're not' syndrome.

I promise I won't turn into Ivana Trump LOL

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this :)


futonfraggle 7 years ago

For sure! Great hub, Trish.


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

Thanks very much, glad you liked it, and thanks for stopping by again :)


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

You would do good trish. I knoow you would Start one right here. and BP can just stay out of it. hah! she can take her opinion and just...well, I luv ya too BP:-)


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trish1048 7 years ago Author

You're speaking of BlondePoet.  She has great opinions LOL. 

Thanks for the vote of confidence!

Nice of you to pay a visit :)

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