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  • Writer's pictureMarie Murphy

127: The Limits of Other People’s Advice

Updated: Mar 13

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There are times in life when looking for advice makes a lot of sense. If you’re looking for a new electric car, you have a clearly defined need and a clear idea of how to meet that need, and from there, someone else’s knowledge on the subject could be really helpful. However, there is a limit to the benefit of seeking and receiving advice when it comes to your infidelity situation.

Advice is an opinion that someone offers about what you should do or how you should act in a particular situation. Even if you receive advice that you consider good, you are still in charge of creating the life experiences you want. You have to deal with the consequences of your actions, not the person giving you advice. So, it’s time to get clear on the limits of other people’s advice.

Tune in this week to discover why you want to seek out advice from others, and why this might not be the best idea when it comes to your infidelity situation. Dr. Marie Murphy is giving you some useful insights into why it’s not the advice that matters, but what you decide to do with it, and how you think about the results.

If you’re ready to take this topic deeper in a confidential and compassionate environment, you can schedule an introductory coaching session with Dr. Marie Murphy by clicking here!


What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Why, as a human, you think seeking out advice sounds like a good idea.

  • How advice can be incredibly useful but isn’t always reliable.

  • Why any advice you choose to take is your responsibility.

  • How advice-seeking serves as a form of distraction.

  • The importance of having clearly defined needs before you seek out advice from others.

  • How to see why you might like one piece of advice over another.

  • Why you might currently not believe that you get to decide what you want to do about your infidelity situation.

  • What to consider next time you find yourself asking for advice about your infidelity situation.

  • The difference between giving advice versus helping someone reach their own conclusions.

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