Friends that will never take your advice

@IceMagi2 (102)
United States
February 1, 2008 4:51pm CST
Do you know people like this? Well I have one friend that will ask me over and over about the same thing and never listen to me. But the minute that I tried to take things into my own hands things got complicated. We went to the movies together and I made the mistake of inviting her boyfriend to come with us. (I have been trying to get her to break up with him forever. Because he cheated on her with another guy and he told her he did it but didn't consider it cheating.) After the movie we went to eat and he wouldn't stop staring at me. (As if things couldn't get worse she told me that she really liked me and wanted to date me.) They eventually broke up and when she told me I screamed at her happily. Have you ever had something like this happen with one of you non-listening friends?
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4 responses
• United States
3 Feb 08
I hear ya. I once did a discussion about this probably a year ago. What I really hate is when they ASK for my advice and still don't listen THEN come whining to me when their way didn't work. I love the "happily screamed at her" part! LMAO still!! Way to go!!
@kymommy72 (588)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Boy do I ever!! Friends and family members for that matter. They will go on and on about the same stuff over and over and over again. And you give them your opinion over and over and over again and then they turn around and do exactly what you said they shouldn't. It can be very frustrating. Sometimes I just want to say enough already, if you aren't going to follow my advice then why bother asking me. I understand that sometimes ppl just need a sounding board, someone they can just let it all out to and that's fine, I need that too sometimes. But then don't turn around and ask me what I think or what I would do and then not listen to me.
• United States
1 Feb 08
I have a friend that complains about the same thing over and over and over again. I finally had to tell her that until she was ready and willing to open her mouth and say all the things she said to me to guy who was at the root of her particular issues that I didn't want to hear it anymore. It boils my blood because she knows I'm right but would rather complain about it then try to fix it.
@kykidd (6818)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I have not had any luck having any friends listen to me when it comes to advice. Of course, they've never asked for advice quite like this. Thanks for sharing your story and good luck with you in the future.