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    Just over a year ago I gave a friend some advice as she looked distressed but looking at it now she didn't ask for it. I was only trying to help but her boyfriend saw it as interference as she went and blabbed back the conversation to him even though she said it was private! They cut me out of their life a year ago. I feel down as they were my best friends and my actions haunt me. I have read since you shouldn't give advice unless asked for but in this case even if it was asked for I think I would be in the same position now. Is it best not to advise anyone as I always get a negative response when someone asks.

    I think you acted in her best interests so don't feel guilty. If people in general respond badly to your advice perhaps it is best to keep it to yourself. Advice needs to be given very tactfully. People often don't want to face facts even when they ask for advice.

    i dont give advice unless someone asks because i know i hate people giving it to me unless i ask
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