There is a lot of questions asking for life advice, e.g. describing a problem with their PhD advisor (or the head of the department). It's very common that there is a list of possible decisions and the asking person wants to pool what do people advise?
On one hand side, they are not good questions in the SE sense - as they are subjective, mixing a lot of questions in one, and somewhat localized.
On the other hand - very often they raise important problems, or contain questions that could be extracted.
More than often such questions remain open.
My main point is not to set criteria for closing questions, but to ask what should we do is a question is "asking for a general life advice, given the described situation"?
- Close first, ask later?
- Suggest to focus on one topic or split into subquestions?
- Leave it as it is, because it captures important issues?
Bear in mind that such question come mostly for people who are not yet familiar with SE, and may be not aware that open-ended subjective questions (and even worse - invitations to discussions) are not welcome here.
But at the same time they might be eager to rephrase the question.