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Lurkers' week: what's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

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CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 11-Mar-20 09:19:36

It could be something tiny, or something life-changing. We'd love to know.

quizqueen Wed 11-Mar-20 09:34:40

A health visitor once told my friend, who was having trouble with a toddler having tantrums......to remove the audience.

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Wed 11-Mar-20 09:45:39

That's one of my mum's favourites...'no audience, no perfomance'

bikergran Wed 11-Mar-20 09:56:50

Listen to both sides of the story before judging.

glammanana Wed 11-Mar-20 09:58:21

When we bought our first house my mum told me to never leave dirt diches in the sink overnight always wash up and the kitchen will always look tidy,its something I have stuck to all my married life.

Urmstongran Wed 11-Mar-20 10:00:45

A husband isn’t worried about the fluff under the bed providing he’s having a good time on top of it.

JessK Wed 11-Mar-20 10:15:52

My mum told me if you are going to say something to someone think how you would feel if it was said to you. Wise words.

Angelwings Wed 11-Mar-20 10:20:52

If you can’t afford it, then don’t buy it.

Oopsadaisy3 Wed 11-Mar-20 10:42:18

Don’t say or do anything until you’ve stopped being angry about it

Anniebach Wed 11-Mar-20 10:42:25

I want isn’t I need

Holidayenthusiast Wed 11-Mar-20 10:43:55

My dad told me to keep my money separately, in my own bank account when married. I’m so glad I listened to him!

vena11 Wed 11-Mar-20 10:44:44

You can listen to gossip but never repeat it.
Don't think you are better than anyone else and they are no better than you.

Maggiemaybe Wed 11-Mar-20 11:30:47

Nobody will be looking at you.

Which sounds like an unkind thing to say, but it’s right! Once you stop worrying that you’re the centre of everyone’s attention, you get to be confident enough to do your own thing.

lemongrove Wed 11-Mar-20 11:34:53

My wonderful Grandfather once told me ( when about 12)
‘Think for yourself’ !
The best advice for life I have ever had.

grannyactivist Wed 11-Mar-20 11:37:22

First, be kind.

Oopsadaisy3 Wed 11-Mar-20 11:46:03

Do no harm, but take no s***t.
My mother had pearls of wisdom for every occasion.

They didn’t all make sense, but out they would come!

Annapops Wed 11-Mar-20 11:48:59

My mam told me to always take note of how a man respects and treats his mother when choosing a husband. I took no heed and learned my lesson the hard way.

angie95 Wed 11-Mar-20 11:57:19

Treat others as you wish to be treated is the best bit of advice

Loobs Wed 11-Mar-20 11:59:12

Sometimes life isn't fair

CrazyGrandma2 Wed 11-Mar-20 12:00:24

So many but if I have to choose just one then, 'Remember that nothing lasts forever.'

Dee1012 Wed 11-Mar-20 12:01:29

There are three sides to every story, your side, their side and the truth.

Willow10 Wed 11-Mar-20 12:03:10

Never put down in writing anything you wouldn't like to hear read out in court.

Lenamay Wed 11-Mar-20 12:03:15

All things pass - no matter how bad things seem it won't be forever.

annifrance Wed 11-Mar-20 12:04:12

Try not to say behind someone's back what you are not prepared to say to their face.

Northernandproud Wed 11-Mar-20 12:05:57

Always buy comfortable shoes and a comfortable bed you are in one or the other