It seems that she doesn't really take advice or do anything to change her situation.
Listening to her has really worn me out. Should I let her drift out of my life and no longer feel responsible?
A: I admire your patience and desire to be of support to your friend. It’s a blessing to have a friend like that.
However, giving advice is one of the most difficult (yet very common) things to do in a friendship.
As a friend, you want to help. As an advice giver you expect results. Misunderstanding can easily mushroom!
With the shoe on the other foot, we often find ourselves resentful from advice given too often (nagging) or advice that we interpret as judgmental (especially from a mr/ms “holier than thou!”)
As Christians, we seek to