There’s no harm in giving advice to other people. It’s a way to express your concern (and love) for them. However, there will also be times when all they need is for someone to listen without judgement. Unsolicited advice – regardless of its quality – can be detrimental.
2 thoughts on “How about comforting them and telling them it’s OK to be themselves?”
I learned this the hard way over the years; until I grew older, I didn’t realise my well-meaning attempts at advice stemmed from egoism as much as it did kindness. These days I always ensure to react by verbally sympathising first, eg: “that must be awful” etc.
It’s nice to remind people of this 🙂
🙂 Absolutely. It’s not easy to recognise this and adjust your ways accordingly, but it seems like you have done so!