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Who can i go to for relationship advice?

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Last Updated: 07/09/2018 at 12:10pm
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Top Rated Answers
August 29th, 2015 7:55pm
7cups is a space to talk about your feelings or discuss different situations that you may be facing, but no matter how good or skilled a listener is, the only person capable of knowing how to live your life the way that's best for you, is yourself. a listener may help you find what it is that you want to do or which are the things that would make you happy, but won't be able to tell you which path is best to follow, since you are the expert on what is best for you.
August 23rd, 2015 1:08pm
No, 7Cups is not allowed to give advice, Listeners can only guide you to make whatever choice you think is right. So no, it's against the rules for a Listener to give advice of any kind.
September 25th, 2015 1:33am
7 Cups of Tea is for sure one the best places to vent and have someone listen to you. All our Listeners are trained. Here are 7 Cups of Tea we don't give advice because We're not allowed to give advice because it may not be best for your life because we don't truly know you and we don't know what would be the most favourable outcome. We do however give great tips and suggestions!
August 19th, 2015 6:34pm
7Cups isn't a place for seeking advice, as the majority of listeners here are just regular people, and not professionals. The most that a 7Cups listener can provide is emotional and moral support through any problems you may have, but any advice we could give may be unwarranted and end up being detrimental.
October 31st, 2015 2:03am
You can go to anyone you chose to...that said, it might be in your best interests to reach out to persons that you think have proven to be trustworthy, and possibly unbiased, if possible. That said, personally, I think a lot is to be said for trusting your own personal instincts when it comes to relationships. Hope this helps, take care.
August 26th, 2015 1:55am
Yes! The listeners on this site are really dedicated, caring and optimistic. They know what you're going through and are super easy to talk to.
August 19th, 2015 12:06am
This site is wonderful! And I hope you find what you're looking for! I'm here if you need a friend. 😀
August 19th, 2015 2:29am
7 Cups is an excellent place to go when your feeling unsure of how to handle a situation. Although listeners wont give you advice they provide excellent support while you sort out how to handle a situation.
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August 20th, 2015 3:37am
7 Cups cannot provide advice because that only narrows down your options and we don't know your exact situation - but we can provide resources to help you, emotional support and genuine human interaction.
August 20th, 2015 3:32pm
Yes. Here at 7 cups we take pride in helping others. Our active listeners are real people. We take pride in helping others feel better, not only in themselves. But in the situation that their in.
August 21st, 2015 12:11am
Well.. I'm not sure.. 7 cups of tea is somewhere you could go and have support from other people. Giving advice is discouraged, however, our community can help you find the best solutions. :)
August 21st, 2015 12:13pm
Of course ! Listeners are great here and they will help everyone :) As well it will always stay in secret so the person doesn't have to worry about their friends finding out !
August 21st, 2015 10:01pm
7cups is a great place where anyone can feel comforted and feel welcomed. We are trained listeners who are patient and capable of being there for the members/guests.
August 21st, 2015 10:27pm
We can not give advice but we can make you feel better about your situation. We can help you go through this process smoothly as possible.
August 22nd, 2015 1:16am
Yes, there are a lot of people here who are willing to listen and help. But some of them are not here for that, so be careful and don't give out personal info.
August 22nd, 2015 10:24pm
Advice is not given here at 7 Cups mainly because people can take it the wrong way. Help is always offered though! :)
August 27th, 2015 12:30am
7 cups is a site where you can chat with trained listeners to vent out problems of your choosing. As listeners, we are able to lend and open ear and ask questions to make you think deeper about the issue at hand. However, we are not allowed to give advice on 7 cups of tea because our philosophy is that the member/guest knows his/herself the best. Also, not all listeners have the credentials to give advice.
August 27th, 2015 5:52pm
Yes, the listeners are well trained and are always here to help of support you, please have a look at the listeners listing and say hello.
August 27th, 2015 5:53pm
No, 7Cups is a platform for you to get heard. Giving advice can sometimes backfire and be harmful in the end. You know yourself the best! We just try to help you to find an answer to that question by listening and asking the right questions.
August 29th, 2015 3:33am
7Cups is a great place to chat about your thoughts and feelings. It will help you to get a lot off your chest and the listeners here at 7Cups will provide you with a comfortable and reliable place to do so. However, it is not a place where you should expect advice. Listeners that provide you with advice could be putting themselves in a dangerous position as our advice may not work for you and could make a situation worse.
August 30th, 2015 3:02pm
Yes 7 cups of tea helped me through out my depression I struggled with depression more then ever but my only was 7 cups of tea
August 31st, 2015 12:42am
Here on 7 cups we cannot give advice as it can sometimes be dangerous or make your situation worse. We can however, help you figure out which path is right for you.
September 3rd, 2015 4:03am
7Cup has it's own advice guide for users to refer to and it touches various subjects, each person is different so weather or not they will find this advice useful or not is completely varied. However, 7Cup has a wide variety of listeners ready to talk with you about your problems and provide you with some one who genuinely cares and wants to see you move past any obstacle you may be facing.
September 4th, 2015 2:34am
7 cups is a great place to be heard. To just allow people to listen to whats on your chest. And that just my help you. So yes I believe so.
September 4th, 2015 8:16pm
While 7cups does not offer Advice, there are many trained listeners to be here to listen to you and help support you.
September 5th, 2015 4:29pm
7Cups is a good place to talk, but as listeners we are trained to listen and talk, not to give advice. Sometimes advice isn't our best option, we don't want to put you deeper into a harmful or upsetting situation so we mostly chat. Some listeners will give minor advice but in general, this site isn't too great for specific and focused advice.
September 6th, 2015 5:36am
It's natural to seek advice when life gets challenging... and 7 Cups of Tea is a great place to be when life gets challenging! Rather than giving direct advice, a good listener will support you by giving you the chance to share your story and talk things through. A quality conversation will clarify the issue at hand and empower you to make the decisions that're best for you. We also have a range of self help guides, which offer advice for various issues, and the Q & A sections of the forums. So yes, 7 Cups of Tea is a good place to be when you feel like you need advice.
September 8th, 2015 10:46am
7 cups of tea is an ideal place for a person that has an issue and it is troubling him/her.. Many people are here to listen to anything you would like to talk about without judging you.. We are here to listen to you and support you. We are not here to give you advice but we can guide you to find your way through your problems for yourself. At first, together we will find what the problem is and then through an honest and productive talk we will overcome it. We are here for you, you are not alone :)
September 9th, 2015 2:53pm
Not exactly. Listeners are technically not allowed to give advice, because it could go wrong. Though we will be happy to listen to whatever you have to say, you really shouldn't seek advice here.
September 10th, 2015 10:11am
At 7cups we cannot offer advice because we do not know your circumstances in enough depth and it may be harmful. Most people here are also not trained mental healthcare professionals and those that are, are here as volunteers ONLY. We are here to listen to your concerns and if it is helpful for you we may signpost you to other reasources that may be able to give advice such as NEDA or RAINN