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Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Be My Sister's Maid of Honor

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 16, 2018
Hello Auntie SparkNotes, My older sister and I have had a mixed-up relationship for all of our lives. She’s encouraged me as much as she’s pushed me down and has treated my problems as insignificant. When it came to school, she would praise me for getting 90s, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Be My Sister's Maid of Honor

Auntie SparkNotes: A Needy Guy Is Incessantly Messaging Me

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 14, 2018
Dear Auntie, There's this guy who was head-over-heels for one of my friends. After she moved away, he latched onto me, and... well, he's annoying. It's been years since she moved and he's still trying to talk to me, even though there's no connection since my ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Needy Guy Is Incessantly Messaging Me

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Re-Like My Crush?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 12, 2018
Hi Auntie! I'm a 16-year-old black female in a prep boarding school. I've been bullied about having dark skin for years, and it wasn't until I came to my boarding school that I escaped all of this. However, I've never had anyone tell me I'm pretty, so ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Re-Like My Crush?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Got Black-Out Drunk and My Girlfriend Dumped Me

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 9, 2018
Hi Auntie, I'm a 19-year-old first-semester college freshman right in the midst of my first finals week. But an overload of academically-based stress isn't what I'm writing to you about. I'm a recently out bisexual who began dating my 20-year-old girlfriend about three months ago. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Got Black-Out Drunk and My Girlfriend Dumped Me

Auntie SparkNotes: I Was Adopted Because of a Lie

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 7, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm the centerpiece of my current family conflict. I'm the adopted child of my mom and dad, and I was told all fifteen years of my life that part of the reason they adopted me was because they had trouble conceiving their own ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Was Adopted Because of a Lie

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Jerk for Wanting My Boyfriend to Grow a Beard?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 6, 2018
Hey Auntie, I have a really small issue which is having a surprisingly large impact on my relationship: Is it okay to want my boyfriend to have a short beard, even though he doesn't like them? I'm 19 and my boyfriend is 21. We've been together a long ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Jerk for Wanting My Boyfriend to Grow a Beard?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Blabbed About My Crush... TO MY CRUSH

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 2, 2018
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I've been friends with a girl for 3 years—let's just call her Elliot. I had a huge crush on a guy—we'll call him Joe—and I felt like I had to confide in someone about it or I would explode, so I told Elliot. Little ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Blabbed About My Crush... TO MY CRUSH

Auntie SparkNotes: My Roommate's Puppy Is Out of Control

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 31, 2018
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, I have a tricky housing situation. I'm a broke college student living with four other students in a house. Two of my roommates (a couple) have a dog they take excellent care of, and they're training him to be a therapy dog because he ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Roommate's Puppy Is Out of Control

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Keeps Offending People

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2018
Hi Auntie! I have a friend (let's call him Tommy) and I think he might be a bit racist, or the very least, extremely ignorant. For some background, I should tell you that I'm a non-black POC who goes to a school where the student body ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Keeps Offending People

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Afraid of Choosing the Wrong College

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 26, 2018
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, I'm a high school senior in the process of deciding where to attend college. I've heard back from everywhere except one school, but everyone typically hears back from them really late. I'm planning on majoring in political science, and all of the schools ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Afraid of Choosing the Wrong College
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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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