Giving advice

You know one of the things about being codependent is wanting to give advice. No matter who I’m with, if someone shares something and I feel like I can help, I’ll want to jump in and give advice.

Afterward, I feel stupid.

I know the best thing is to let someone come to their own conclusions, unless they ask for advice.

Still I find myself biting my tongue, biting my tongue, and then spilling out my advice as if some other worldly power has taken over and seconds later I’m regretting over stepping the mark.

I need to reel this in and just listen, then I can be a better friend, and if someone wants advice, I’ll be better placed to give it, having heard them out and gained their trust.

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