Undoubtedly we’ve all heard someone say to us during our lifetime that they know exactly what we need, what would be good for us, what will make us feel better. At times we may actually be looking for help; for advice, a sounding board, options to cogitate over; frequently though, we are merely asking for input and not for instructions. When we know the advisor quite well or are related to them it can be very difficult to continue the relationship in harmony if you decide to opt for a different course of action than was suggested. Since when we are close to someone we don’t want to hurt them it can be hard to take the path we have chosen to take; we must do so though, or we will be mired in conditions not of our choosing. There are others, not necessarily close to us at all who see themselves as wonderfully intuitive people with vision who can tell your mind and heart at a glance; these controlling people may think they are acting in the best interests of everyone, including you, and are puzzled and may get angry when people don’t do as they have said they should and believe that is best for them. With these people you have two options: you can face up to them and let them know you will run your own life and go your own way, or you can remove yourself from their presence and influence. In any case, you are free to choose your own life’s direction, aren’t you?