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Have you ever advised a friend to move on from their ex while they held out hope to reunite?


If so did it create distance in your friendship or was your advice accepted by them as a concern for their wellbeing? If the shoe were on the other foot would you be offended if a friend advised you to move on? Some people feel their friends should only (support) or encourage their desires. Should a "best friend" be able to give their honest opinion about a friend's relationship?

 

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Kris (SpiritusShepherd) says

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23 months ago
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    dashingscorpio 23 months ago

    "In the end I believe a helpful lie does more damage than a painful truth." Very true!

    Ultimately our decisions are our own to make. However well meaning insight from those who love and care about us may help put things in a better perspective.

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Lisa HW says

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    dashingscorpio 23 months ago

    I suppose it all comes down to the nature of the friendship people share.

    Some people might feel insulted/angry if a friend offered unsolicited advice or opinion while others may welcome a pair of fresh eyes. I guess it's up to the individuals.

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    dashingscorpio 23 months ago

    Friendships do vary between people. If a friend knows you have (their) interest at heart that could make a difference in how they receive one's opinion. As you noted they would let you know if you overstepped.

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    dashingscorpio 23 months ago

    Excellent point about circumstances making a huge difference.

    Thanks for your answer!