As someone who is –newly married, pregnant, and a writer I’ve found that people like to give out A LOT of advice whether you want it or not. Sure I may ask some more experienced writers and authors about their journey or my married friends may have given me some advice about not stressing over wedding planning. But what happens when you get an advice overload?
You need to do THIS to make your manuscript perfect
If you don’t have real flowers, your wedding will look cheap
You NEED to use these sleep sacks or your baby wont sleep
I’ve heard them all and sometimes all this advice makes me want to pull my hair out. I constantly groan and moan to my husband about this, but my dear husband always has to play Devil’s Advocate and sometimes he makes the best Devil’s Advocate.
He always tells me, “You don’t have to listen to your advice, but everyone likes to give it. People want to help you and it’s not like they’re out to get you.”
It’s true. Even though I’m sadistic and think that some people just like to hear themselves talk, it’s not like they are trying to hurt me by giving me all this advice they just want to help. And I guess I’m guilty of doling out the advice when others don’t want it either…but really I just like to hear myself talk and pretend like I’m special.
How do you handle unwanted advice? Do you find yourself giving out advice without even realizing it? Is your husband too nice for his own good?