What should I do, a friend asked for advice, I wouldn't give any & now they are mad at me because their decision was not right?
A friend asked me for advice, life altering advice, I told them that I couldn't make that decision for them, that they had to decide what was best for them & their family. After, insisting that I should give my input & finally accepting that I would not, they made their decision, but later when it turns out that they did not like the consequences of that decision, they blame me for not giving my input acting as though I could change their life. What do I say now? How do I let them know that it is not my fault that every decision has repercussions and that it is not my fault without loosing this friendship? Thanks!
Sorry to hear that your friends put you in such an uncomfortable situation. It sounds though that you handled it pretty well by letting them decide about their circumstances.
Your friends should not blame you for their decisions, because ultimately it is up to every individual to decide what course in life to take, and we must be ready for the consequences of our decisions. Blaming our friends for the outcomes of our actions is immature and inconsiderate.
Have an honest discussion with your friends about this. If they still seem not to accept responsibility for their actions and want to make you a scape goat, perhaps you should reevaluate their friendship.