- She's a wonderful mother.
- She's a brilliant woman.
- We've been friends for years.
- She'd do the same for me.
For all these reasons, I am comfortable giving my friend advice -- knowing she'll take what I consider the truth and weigh it against her own reality.
No one makes the right decisions all the time, and no one gives the right advice all the time. Surround yourself with people you trust and listen to what they say. Then, find your own truth.