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Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Make Friends at College

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 23, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes is on vacay this week, so we're publishing some of her vintage gems to help ease your back-to-school anxiety!  Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I am a junior in college, and I’m unhappy. First of all, I have two friends on campus. They aren’t even in the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Make Friends at College

Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 21, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes is off this week, so we are bringing you VINTAGE Auntie posts from the vault! Dear Auntie, This year, I'm going to a big public school. Last year, I was home schooled. Before that, I went to a small private school, so I'm not used ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

Auntie SparkNotes: Did I Choose the Wrong College?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 18, 2017
Attention, Sparklers! Auntie will be on vacation until the end of August, but check back here on the usual schedule for fun, retro columns you might have missed the first time around. Dear Auntie, I am heading off to college in the fall, and for the most ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Did I Choose the Wrong College?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Set Boundaries with My Emotionally Unstable Friend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 16, 2017
Hello Auntie! I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place and need some help. One of my friends, let's call her M, and I had a VERY rocky friendship over the past couple years that has been sitting in a good place for the past ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Set Boundaries with My Emotionally Unstable Friend?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate Sex and Relationships

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 14, 2017
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'll skip the preface. I have to two separate but related problems: sex and relationships. Sex feels awful. Not emotionally, no, the issue lies more in the fact that sex feels like the physical equivalent of Spiderman 3: cringing profusely and desperately wondering when ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate Sex and Relationships

Auntie SparkNotes: My Brother-in-Law Is Dating a Big Fat Liar

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 11, 2017
Hi Auntie, I'm in an interesting situation. My husband's brother, with whom we are close, is in a very serious relationship with a really nice, absolutely gorgeous girl. Let's call her "Jane." She seemed very sweet from the start but I kind of just sensed ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Brother-in-Law Is Dating a Big Fat Liar

Auntie SparkNotes: He's More Committed Than I Am

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 9, 2017
Dear Auntie, I’ve been dating this guy for about six months. He’s supportive of me, and loving, and respectful, and we’re great friends. We’ve known each other for 10 years, so we know each other pretty well. We're supportive, we communicate well, we get along with ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: He's More Committed Than I Am

Auntie SparkNotes: I Fell for My Best Friend and Now He's Avoiding Me

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 8, 2017
Hello, Auntie. I've known this guy for two years (since we started university). I'd like to think we got really close, and he was definitely my best friend—I used to confide my worst fears in him, though I'm very reserved and don't open up well. But ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Fell for My Best Friend and Now He's Avoiding Me

Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Says I'm a Disappointment

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 4, 2017
Dear Auntie, I have been spending the summer abroad in a developing nation for research and volunteering. I had initially thought that this would be an amazing experience (as I've gone abroad before and loved it) but after 2 months I can't stand living here any ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Says I'm a Disappointment

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Trusting?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 3, 2017
Dear Auntie, I am going to be a college freshman this fall, and I am rather naïve when it comes to…well, lots of things. Particularly related to how much I trust people. I tend to assume the best in people, which hasn’t been a SERIOUS problem ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Trusting?
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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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