What Do You Do When You Already Know Everything?

Advice

Okay, so I don’t know everything (of course not!), but after a certain age you’ve heard just about all the dating advice you can take.

I’ve talked to married men, divorced women, older women, older men, you name it – I’ve gotten relationship advice from a lot, and I do mean a lot, of people. Sometimes the advice is actually pretty good, stuff that I could probably use the next time I’m serious about a guy or even when it’s time for me to get married. About half the time, the advice is solicited, the other half it’s not. But there’s only so much wisdom & advice to pass on, am I right?! I was talking to a girlfriend the other day about this & we both feel like we’ve heard just about every piece of dating advice there is. Not to sound like a know-it-all, but like Solomon said (in the Bible) “there’s nothing new under the sun”. What else is left to learn?!

I really do feel like I’ve heard it all. Here are just some of the relationship topics that I’ve received advice on (some of which I may blog about later):

  • How to make a man happy
  • The male ego & how to cater to it
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff, in other words “picking your battles”
  • Putting God first in your relationship
  • What to buy a guy for his birthday
  • Picking the right mate
  • Sex before marriage
  • How difficult marriage really is
  • Dealing with your inlaws
  • Compromise
  • ……and the list goes on & on

Don’t get me wrong, it’s always nice to get advice from those who have been before you. It’s even better if it’s good advice. Lol! But how much good advice can a person take? Especially if there’s no opportunity to apply it?! After years & years of people telling me how they “think” things should be, it’s possible that their advice may not even be applicable later on. Not saying it’s worthless, but how much longer should I keep listening to other people’s advice?

It’s not that I don’t want to hear good advice, but for now, I think I’ve heard enough. Every generation thinks they have the right answers. What do you do when people want to give you advice all the time, but you already know what that advice is?

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