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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 to, since I take a long time to be comfortable around new people. But that’s not the problem. Here comes the bummer part: ... 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 didn't talk about it super frequently, but we did mention more than a few times that we were really hype for when it ... 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 a glitch that prevented us from uploading pix and publishing new content! But our tech wizards figured out a solution, so things should go ... 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 starting college, she's been dealing with serious issues with bipolar disorder that have caused her to drop out of two schools so far. ... 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 a good friend I lent it to her after she promised that she would pay me back when she got her next paycheck ... 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 a very responsible person. However, my mother is extremely overprotective and always has been. I've hit my breaking point with it. She texts/calls ... 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 and Superman" comics every Wednesday, and I've written fan fiction about various John Green books. Suffice to say, my "intellect" (I never thought ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Toxic Friends Always Judge Me

Auntie SparkNotes: I Waste My Days on the Internet

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 26, 2018
Dear Auntie, I need advice on how to stop procrastinating. I’m starting my GCSEs next year and I’m still wasting most of my days on the internet, video games, etc. I tell my mom I’m revising, when really, I’m not. It’s not like I haven’t tried, because ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Waste My Days on the Internet

Auntie SparkNotes: The Internet Says I Exploited My Prom Date

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 19, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm graduating high school, and I volunteer at a place where special-needs kids between ages five and eighteen are taken care of. There's this one guy—we'll call him Billy—who's my age and has cerebral palsy. He told me that he would love to go ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Internet Says I Exploited My Prom Date

Auntie SparkNotes: My Online Crush Has a Terrible Boyfriend

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 13, 2018
Hi Auntie Sparknotes, I have a crush on a girl (we'll call her Jill) in one of my online friend-groups, and according to a few of our mutual friends it's pretty likely she has a crush on me, too. In fact, one of the biggest in-jokes ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Online Crush Has a Terrible Boyfriend