A close friend will offer advice that leads you in a new direction.
Often, the best way out is to go through the middle. It's not easy, and sometimes it's painful, but we can't expect to go through painful situations without feeling some of that pain ourselves. Avoiding difficult situations often means that we don't face the truth of them. By going through the middle, for better or worse, we move forward and we work towards getting answers to difficult questions.
It's okay to make mistakes. In fact, if you're not making mistakes when you are tackling new challenges, then you're probably not learning.