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Auntie SparkNotes: Campus Catholic Crushing

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 17, 2017
Good morning, Auntie! I’m a college junior, and I have a friend who we’ll call “Bob.” Bob and I have been friends for a year now, and 11 months ago, Bob confessed that he had feelings for me. I didn’t have feeling for him, so I ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Campus Catholic Crushing

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Making My Brother Get a Vasectomy

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 15, 2017
Dear Auntie, I have a 17-year-old younger brother who we'll call Bob. Bob has had low-functioning autism all his life and cannot speak (although he can make humming and grunting noises). However, even though he's been confirmed by psychologists to have a lower-than-average IQ, he ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Making My Brother Get a Vasectomy

Auntie SparkNotes: I'll Never Have a Good Relationship with My Parents

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 13, 2017
Dear Auntie, I'm already almost 22 years old, but there's a childish part of me that I've been struggling to let go of. Recently, I was visiting a friend's house for lunch, and her mother was also visiting. The three of us had a fantastic time, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'll Never Have a Good Relationship with My Parents

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Losing Patience with My Over-Sensitive Friend

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 10, 2017
Hi Auntie! I'm having trouble being sympathetic and caring towards my friend. My friend is someone who gets very stressed about studying and her university workload. She very often needs to rant and vent about how much work she has, how hard it is, how stressed she ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Losing Patience with My Over-Sensitive Friend

Auntie SparkNotes: I Told Someone About My Friend's Eating Disorder and Now She Won't Speak to Me

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 8, 2017
If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, you can visit the National Eating Disorder site for help and support. You can also call their helpline at (800) 931-2237, click here to live-chat, or text "NEDA" to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Told Someone About My Friend's Eating Disorder and Now She Won't Speak to Me

Auntie SparkNotes: I've Never Made My Own Choices

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 6, 2017
Dear Auntie, I just started college and I feel like I don't know who I am. I realized that I've never really made a decision for myself, and even in the future I'll be making decisions just so I'll have the approval from others. I have five ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I've Never Made My Own Choices

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Forgot My Birthday

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 3, 2017
Dear Auntie, My group of friends and I are really close. We grew up together and know each other quite well. Recently, this past year, we were all turning 16 and throwing surprise sweet-16 birthday parties for each other. These were not big parties or anything—just ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Forgot My Birthday

Auntie SparkNotes: He Rejected Me and I Can't Act Normal

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 1, 2017
Dear Auntie, No surprise here: so there's a boy. I've been crushing on him for half a year now, and about a month ago I—with no precursor flirting whatsoever—abruptly confessed my feelings to him (I know, second-hand embarrassment all around; I've since read Sparklife's very own ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: He Rejected Me and I Can't Act Normal

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Invite My Frenemy to Dinner Without Being Awkward?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 30, 2017
Hi Auntie! So I just turned 16, and my mom wants to throw this big party to celebrate. I convinced her to tone it down to a nice dinner, but she wants to invite quite a few people. I have trouble coming up with more ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Invite My Frenemy to Dinner Without Being Awkward?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Support My Friend's Relationship

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 27, 2017
Hi, Auntie. A few months ago, my friend Ann started dating a guy called Bill. They seemed like a match made in heaven and I was really excited for her, but things went downhill quickly. Bill has depression, and warned Ann that during bad times he can ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Support My Friend's Relationship
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kat_rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.

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