how to stop giving unsolicited advice :
I wish I had stop giving unsolicited advice years ago. As women we are often the caregivers, and I didn't want my friends to go through the same pain I did but very often unsolicited advice backfires. As you mentioned, people want encouragement, support and are not necessarily seeking an answer to their problems because after all they are in a better position to know what's best in a particular situation. They just want a sounding board. Thank you for your beautiful and relatable essay.
Nice advice Minh