Top ten comebacks for unsolicited advice

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Some people think that they have been put on earth to give others unsolicited advice. They are unaware that unsolicited advice can come across as arrogant and annoying. When someone is constantly giving you unsolicited advice, feels as if you are being criticized.

When taking advice from somebody, you always want to hear from someone who is more successful than you are. It is funny how people who have bratty children offer parenting advice. It makes you feel like saying, “Maybe you should work on yourself first before giving advice to me.”

Freya had an amazing opportunity to take a job based in Dubai. She had dreamed of going overseas for a long time, and when a job came up in communications, she thought that it was time. She was going to try and make it happen.

When Freya told friends that she planned to move to the Middle East, they couldn’t see the amazing opportunity. Friends told her that she would be kidnapped, and if she married, she would never see her children again. Everyone shared their reason why it would be too dangerous to move to the Middle East, and they shared other small-minded opinions about a region of the world that they knew nothing about.

Freya did accept the job, and she moved to Dubai and had the experience of a lifetime. She worked with interesting people from all over the world and had a lifestyle she could have only dreamed of. It was a good thing she didn’t listen to the meddling advice from friends who had never been outside of the UK.

Here are a few snappy comebacks that will let the meddler know that you don’t want to hear what they have to say in the future.

What to say to someone who gives unsolicited advice

  1. Thank you kindly for the unsolicited advice. You obviously know so much more about my life that I do.
  2. Unsolicited advice is like somebody singing out of tune. Nobody wants to hear it.
  3. I don’t base my decisions on advice from people who don’t have to deal with the results.
  4. I didn’t realize you were an expert of my life and how I should live it! Continue well I take notes.
  5. Don’t judge a situation you’ve never been in.
  6. Thanks but I’m an expert in my life.
  7. Have more than you show and speak less than you know.
  8. I must have Alzheimer’s because I don’t recall asking for your opinion.
  9. I’m sorry I offended you by ignoring the unsolicited advice that you shoved down my throat.
  10. I’m sorry, I didn’t order a glass of your opinion.

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What to say to someone who worries what others think

Kind words for someone who WORRIES WHAT OTHER PINK THEM OF THEM

Life is way too short to worry what others think of you. For many people, being overly concerned with what others think about them can be a paralyzing experience. Most of the time, people aren’t thinking about anyone else, they are consumed with their own life.

Anytime someone steps out of their comfort zone and tries something new they are going to feel stretched and uncomfortable. The first time Oprah was on TV it probably wasn’t her best performance, but she worked through those uncomfortable feelings and kept going.

At the end of the day, life is about growth, we all need to step up and challenge ourselves to try new things. Being risk averse because you are afraid that people may slam your ideas, your work or the way you interact in the world isn’t helping you lead your best life.

Everyone has a unique gift to bring to the world and share with others. Not sharing what is special about you is really depriving other people of your gift or talent.

Sure, there may be a few people who criticize you as you embark on a new venture but they are usually the armchair quarterbacks who criticize others while not taking any action in their own life. As Les Brown said, “30 percent of the people will think what you’re doing is great, 30 percent who don’t care and 30 percent won’t be impressed all, so best just get on with it and enjoy your life.

Next time someone is consumed with what other people will think, comfort them with kind words.

What to say to someone who worries what others think

  1. Stop letting poisonous people spoil your happy life! BLOCK, DELETE & FORGET!
  2. A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of a sheep.
  3. What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.
  4. You wouldn’t worry so much about what people thought of you, if you knew how seldom they did.
  5. The greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Not worrying about what other people think is one of the best decisions you will ever make.
  8. The unhappiest people in the world are those who care the most what other people think.
  9. Don’t let the opinions of other people consume you.
  10. People are going to judge you anyway, so forget everyone and just be yourself.


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What to say to someone who doesn’t respect boundaries

What to say when someone won't respect boundaries

It can be really hard to find the words to say to someone who continually doesn’t respect your personal boundaries whether it’s a good friend or a family member.

Chloe had always had a difficult relationship with her mother who had raised her as a single parent. Her mom, Genevieve, was divorced, didn’t have any intimate relationships, and interfered in Chloe’s life.

Chloe decided to take her older son, Felix, out of after-school care because he didn’t want to go anymore. Chloe and her husband were paying a lot of money monthly for the care, so it made sense to take their son out. The next day, Chloe mentioned to her mother that they were removing Felix from the program. Genevieve said it was a bad idea, went behind Chloe’s back, called Chloe’s husband, and said, “We need to have a meeting about this. I don’t want my grandson leaving the after-school care. Felix is too young at 11 years of age to go home on the bus alone.” Chloe’s husband told Genevieve that the decision had already been made and an email had been sent to remove him from the program.

What was shocking about the situation is that Genevieve thought that it was her decision to make even though she was not her grandson’s primary caregiver or paying the monthly fee. She was now interfering in Chloe’s parenting decisions and her marriage. Genevieve could not respect Chloe’s basic boundaries as a person or as an adult.

Have one of the comebacks below ready for the next time they cross the line. Remember, what you will allow is what will continue.

Comebacks for someone who won’t respect boundaries

  1. No means no, now let it go.
  2. I’m sorry you got offended that one time you were treated the way you treat everyone all the time.
  3. I know, I know, I stood up for myself, I’m such a bitch.
  4. Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.
  5. WHAT part of NO don’t you understand?
  6. Please cancel my subscription to your issues.
  7. You have a right to your opinion and I have a right to ignore it.
  8. I think it’s funny that people who treat you like crap get offended when you do the same to them.
  9. Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to people that stress you out.
  10. Your inappropriateness knows no boundaries.

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