When it comes to advice on relationships almost everyone has an opinion. Tell a friend that you are having problems with your relationship and they instantly turn in to Dr. Phil. Some people may say that they have been married for 25 years and that they know how to make a marriage work. Then there are those that simply just can’t keep a relationship longer than 3 months, but seem to have all the answers on how to make yours work! When seeking advice from others it’s really important that you consider the source that it’s coming from. Just because a person has been in a relationship longer doesn’t necessarily mean that they have all the right answers. Take for instance a person married for 25 years, but has been happy for 5 years…would you consider their advice? Keep in mind that there are some things that will work for one couple that may not work for you. Just because she gave her husband the cold shoulder and he instantly apologized doesn’t mean you should do it. You might find yourself by yourself wishing you had of just talked it out with him instead. Another thing to consider is whether the person that is giving you the advice is constantly unhappy with their partner. Nine times out of ten they will be the one telling you what they wouldn’t put up with and why you should leave. A good friend would probably tell you to follow your heart, or to consider prayer before moving forward. In reality, the final decision is yours and yours only. Never base your decision on someone’s opinion knowing that you may have to live with it for the rest of your life.