It is natural that friends will turn to each other for support, encouragement and advice.
Unsolicited advice This is the kind of advice that you should avoid giving.
It’s not uncommon to feel jealous or protective when your friend has a new alliance. Your feelings are your responsibility, as is your intuition, and your actions. Here is some advice that will carry you through any tough decision that may be on the horizon.
If your friends partner makes you feel uncomfortable it’s important to ask yourself ? Or are you recognizing, on an energy level, abusive or selfish tendencies?
They may want your advice but wait until they ask for it.
Let them talk and share what is going on for them and (even if it means biting your tongue) keep your opinions to yourself while listening and giving them encouragement to continue.
Your friend is then free to try some of the strategies you used or to go their own way.
This is very different from saying ‘What you need to do is….’ What do you know?
Our love life is also at the front of our mind especially when there are problems.When it comes to the world of dating your friend may have turned to you because they see that you’re being successful in that field and they want to know how you are doing it and whether you can help them.If that is the case then by all means impart your secrets.In this case you could devise a strategy together and draw strength and encouragement from each other.Point them in the right direction There’s a wealth of information online and in the media about dating and relationships.Sometimes your friend will just need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry on and some tea (or wine) and sympathy.The temptation, when you see someone you care about in pain is to try and jump in and fix the problem for them.On the other hand they might have turned to you because you’re in the same boat and struggling with the same issues.They have come to you because they know you’ll empathise and understand.What do you do when you don’t like your friends partner?Relationships and personalities are a balance no matter which direction you’re coming from.