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Auntie SparkNotes: Halloween Triggers My Anxiety

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 17, 2018
Dear Auntie, My anxiety has many triggers, several of which might be perceived as silly or inconsequential by those who haven’t experienced it.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Halloween Triggers My Anxiety

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 10, 2018
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, After I graduated college, I went to serve in the Peace Corps. In one of the villages I lived in,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 3, 2018
Dear Auntie, I have this... interesting dilemma. For years, I've been plagued by feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, and inadequacy. This isn't surprising: I'm... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Share Bad News Without Making It Weird?

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 26, 2018
Dear Auntie, I’m a sophomore in college and things are going pretty well. I have some friends, but none that I’m really close... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Share Bad News Without Making It Weird?

Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Saw *Our* Movie Without Me

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 19, 2018
Dear Auntie, Me and my best friend were going to see the movie Eighth Grade from the moment we knew it existed. We... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Saw *Our* Movie Without Me

Auntie SparkNotes: She Dumped Me, Then Said We Were Never Dating

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 12, 2018
Hey Sparklers! We're sorry that we haven't posted the Auntie column in a few weeks; when the site redesign launched, it caused... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: She Dumped Me, Then Said We Were Never Dating

Auntie SparkNotes: I Want My Friend to Have Her Own Friend Group

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 22, 2018
Dear Auntie, One of my closest friends—let's call her Amy—has been through a lot. Amy lost a parent in high school, and since... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Want My Friend to Have Her Own Friend Group

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Borrowed Money and Won't Pay Me Back

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 16, 2018
Hi Auntie, My friend and coworker—let's call her Suzie—borrowed $200 from me about 8 months ago. It was for her medication, so being... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Borrowed Money and Won't Pay Me Back

Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Texts Way Too Much

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 8, 2018
Hi Auntie, I'm 26 years old. I live on my own, I'm engaged to a guy my parents love, and I've always been... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Texts Way Too Much

Auntie SparkNotes: My Toxic Friends Always Judge Me

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 1, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm a huge nerd. I've seen Pride & Prejudice (2005) about 6 times, I never miss out on the weekly "Batman... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Toxic Friends Always Judge Me