The Eight of Wands is all about communication. Typically I get it when one of my clients is about to receive a message from someone they've been waiting to hear from. As overall advice though, it's asking you to open up. Make sure you are communicating more, with your partner, with your friends, with your family.
Oft times in this busy world, we get caught up in ourselves a lot. Oft times as well, when we are going through something difficult, sometimes we keep to ourselves too much, or maybe we worry about others judging us if we talk about what's going on with us.
Open up. The people who care about you will listen, and the more you talk the more your thoughts untangle, which will help you move ahead.
Also, this card can symbolize journaling being used for the same function. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by your thoughts, sit down and write until things make sense again. At the very least it might make you feel good to vent.
Typically when I do this, I end up tearing up the paper and throwing it out so the negativity doesn't hang around. But it could help you clear out the soul gunk to help you move forward. Do it as much as you are able.
But again, open up to others. You are worthy of telling your story. You are worthy of being authentic to yourself in the moment, and not just waxing over how you are feeling or what you are going through to maintain status quo. You also never know who else might be going through what you're going through, and how much it would help them when you open up yourself.
As far as communication goes with relationships, while space is sometimes needed, in the end communication is what's going to help. Real healthy relationships thrive on communication. When you are being honest about what's happening with you, and not just communicating in a manner where you are trying to please someone else with what you think they want to hear, the more doors will open up for you on all levels.
Also, when you are honest, it helps others be at ease being more honest as well. The right people will respect you and listen to you and try to work with you.
On a much lighter note, reach out to someone you haven't spoken to in a while. See how they are doing. Ask what they are up to!
Again, we live in a world of social media, which sometimes makes us lazy towards the upkeep of relationships and keeping a genuine connection happening.