I know what you mean, but I disagree that they don't know what they are talking about because lots of people actually put a whole lot of time and effort into studying these things and some even teach from experience. What I find most helpful, more times than not, is simple articles I find on the internet. You know, when you go onto yahoo, aol, msn, or whatever, and their homepage has featured articles..I click on them & I learn something valuable, and even if I heard some of it before, it still pays to hear it in a different way, because then it's a different understanding.
To me, therapists aren't always what they're cracked up to be either. I know a guy who was in therapy for so many years, and I found out after I started dating him, it was THE WORST relationship lol, so idk how much that therapist was helping him.
You basically have to adjust whatever advice people give on relationships to your relationship because no two people are alike, but the advice does give a guideline. Here's some of my relationship advice:
-compromise is a 2-way street. never deprive yourself of what you need & deserve. don't settle for someone who doesn't respect you & the fact that you have needs. Also, on the flip side, always respect others & their needs.
-have BALANCE. Keep the communication going ALWAYS, but make sure that you still always have time for work, school, family, your other friends, and your personal needs-such as your hobbies & your responsibilities