'Dear GMA' Entry: Are You Our Next Advice Guru?

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"Good Morning America" is launching a nationwide search for a 21st century Advice Guru.

This is a full time, on-air position at "GMA." You could sit next to George and Robin and be a part of the "GMA" Team!

Over the next few weeks, we'll be featuring some of your entries on the website.

Check out this one from Nancy Bolin of Sherman Oaks, Calif.

What's the best advice you have ever given? What was the result?

When you are doing through rough times, get up, dust yourself off, put one foot in front of the other and do what is right from this point forward. Don't spend the day looking back thinking about what you should have done or what you could have done. Move forward and learn from the mistakes you have made. If we learn a lesson about life, we never have to learn that lesson again. Do what is right and don't worry about the results, you don't control what others think, how they act or what they say. You control you.

What would you tell his person: "Whenever there is an issue between my mother-in-law and me, my husband refuses to stand up for me. How do I get him to value our relationship more than the one with his mother?

Putting your husband in this spot is wrong in several areas. First the two relationships are completely different I am sure he values his mother very different, than he values his wife. Second, you need to find a way to come to some kind of understanding with the mother-in-law, put up some boundries, discuss them with her (quietly and respectfully) let her put up boundries and respect them. You don't have to take everything a person says to you to heart, consider it then either keep it or throw it away. This is all new to the mother she may need your help finding her place in this new stage in her life. Be nice she will always be his mother. But don't take abuse, from her or anyone else.

What would you tell this person: "While cleaning my son's room, I accidentally saw on his Facebook page threatening remarks from his friends. I fear he's being bullied. What should I do?"

I would first sit down and talk to your son, let him tell you how he feels, with boys you have to have patience, it is harder for them to identify their feelings. Ask what he would like for you to do when he says "nothing" explain that is not the way to handle this. Talk to the school, talk to the other parents, talk to your child, talk, talk, talk, make sure your son understands the things that are being said are not true. Maybe address each thing that is being said to your child and let your son see that there is no truth in what is being said. Do not under any circumstance put your head in the sand or minimize what your child is going through. Bulling is very real and it hurts.

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What would you tell this person: "My boss keeps taking credit for my ideas. What should I do?"

You should document everything that happens, dates, times and how the idea or ideas came to be. Make sure you are not going around talking behind the bosses back (at this point you have done nothing wrong lets keep it that way). Then in a very respectful way show all this information to your boss, let him know how it makes you feel. Explain that you value your job and the relationship with him but you will not stand for this. Just because he is the boss does not mean he has the right to treat you with anything less than fairness. Try and come to some kind of compromise. Maybe he thinks he came up with the idea just as you do. Then if this does not work you will have to bring one other person into the mix, make sure you document all meetings, conversations and anything else pertaining to this situation.


I am sooo excited about this job opportunity. I am always giving advice (most of the time when asked, sometimes I just throw in my two cents). I am the mother of six kids, four girls and two boys. I have 10 biological grandkids, two step and one on the way. My kids range from 33 years to 10 years. The 10 year old girl is the only one at home now (can we say empty nest). I have been married, divorced, and am currently trying to date. I will be 50 in January and feel I have lived several different lives. I have been very poor, in the middle and now pretty sucessful owning my own business as a researcher. I have made my share of mistakes, and have tried to learn something from each one of them. I lost my five year old grandson last year to brain cancer, I have a son in Afganistan, I have a child in college, what I am trying to say is, I walk in a lot of different shoes everyday. I would be great for this job because I am compassionate, funny, I can relate to a lot of different situations, having been in most of them myself. I don't want to sound like I have all the answers but I can listen and offer hope. I would love to at least have the chance to meet you and let you see my personally and that I would be great for this job.

I have a lot to offer, I believe in this great country, and the American dream. Thank you for your consideration.