Sometimes free advice is good….sometimes free advice is bad. Some advice is bad regardless.
When someone is going through a troubled marriage, contemplating separation or divorce, or living in a hostile or abusive relationship, marriage and relationship advice is only a phone call or cup of coffee away. If you or someone you know is going through a troubled relationship, separation or divorce, be sure to read the advice of author Jenny Erikson who has compiled a list she calls The 7 Worst Pieces of Marriage Advice.
Among the gems:
Just stay married — it will get better.
You guys need a date night.
As a woman, you can’t expect that he’ll ever appreciate you enough.
Don’t you want to honor your commitment?
You need to stay together for the kids.Have you seen Fireproof?
I have the perfect book/conference/counselor that can help you guys!
Whether you need advice or someone needs your advice when their relationship or marriage is in trouble, remember that your advice can either help them through a tough situation or make matters worse.
Remember that you have two ears and one mouth for a reason; to listen at least twice as much as you talk.