Advice IS a tricky thing. Each person can only do what THEY feel is best. However, it is frustrating to find that someone will not take advice from a neutral, 3rd party who has no personal interest in naffing them off. No, I don't mean me! Why do some people not listen to advice that is hard to take. Ok, because it is hard to take. I know that!! But dismissing it out of hand seems pretty pointless. What doesn't help is when other people jump in with comments like 'What elephant in the room? I can't see an elephant - erm, could someone get this big grey thing off my foot.'
While it can be almost impossible to say a hard thing to a friend, however well meant, surely a true friend DOES NOT aid and abet the denial process. Surely being a friend is about being truthful, kind and supportive?OK. Rant over