The advice that they have been giving is doing more harm than good.
Doing more harm than good

His inclination to exert himself as little as possible is self-defeating.
He is lazy.

Is there a possibility that friendly relations can be restored?
Can we make-up?

The that they lived in was leveled to the ground.
Their house collapsed.

All the things that belonged to her arrived with nothing missing or damaged.
Her things arrived untouched.

At an earlier time, land could be bought for very little money.
Land was cheap.

Wills that have not been signed are bot binding in law.
Unsigned wills aren’t official.

What time was it when you went to bed for the night?
How late were you up?