Advice: Do not ever lend money, especially to relatives and friends.
Reason: It is the best way to lose them for good!
Advice: Do not give your complete trust to anyone, even if you think they are trustworthy.
Reason: Circumstances change people and what you thought you know about them might change as well.
Advice: Do not allow people to take you for granted, even those who are closest to you.
Reason: When people take you for granted, it will be much easier for them to walk out on you because they do feel that you will hang around waiting for them!
Advice: Set your priorities in life and do not let anything or anyone interfere in them, for any reason whatsoever.
Reason: When your priorities are flexible, you will end up bending them until you break!
Advice: Do not allow anyone to make you feel bad about yourself and what you have been through.
Reason: We are after all results of those experiences; they shaped us to be who we are.