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Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Boyfriend Is Evil And I'm Sick Of Being The Third Wheel

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 15, 2014
Heads up, Sparklers: Auntie will be away next week, with columns resuming August 25. If you need an advice fix in the meantime, there's always the archives! Dear Auntie, My two friends, who I shall call Scott and Zelda, are dating, and I'm always the third wheel. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Boyfriend Is Evil And I'm Sick Of Being The Third Wheel

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get People To Hug Me?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 14, 2014
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, As I enter my second year of college, I’m a little concerned about my failure to move beyond casual friendships with my peers. Let me explain. Back in high school, I had a smallish but very close group of friends. I interacted with most ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get People To Hug Me?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Get People To Respect My Boundaries?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 13, 2014
Hiya Auntie! I've read all of your columns, and I love you, but I have yet to see something like this answered. I have a lot of irrational phobias. The biggest would be (this is kind of embarrassing) intimacy, both emotional and physical, but mostly physical. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Get People To Respect My Boundaries?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Stop Being Irrational?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 12, 2014
Hello Auntie, I have a bit of a dilemma here: I am an irrational person. You might be thinking that is a pretty normal situation and a petty email, but hear me out since this has been bugging me for a while and I don't know ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Stop Being Irrational?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Want My Ex Back, But He's Dating Someone Else

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 11, 2014
Dear Auntie, I have a situation. Obviously, it's about a guy. Before you ask, I have been 100% straightforward with him and asked him about us on multiple occasions. I met him on Instagram and we've been talking for about a year now. I dated him for ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Want My Ex Back, But He's Dating Someone Else

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Family They Kept Me in the Closet?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 8, 2014
Dear Auntie, I have lots of thoughts, feelings, and questions surrounding my sexual orientation but I’ll ask you just one: If the time comes to come out to my family as *not straight* and anyone were to question my hesitation, should I honestly tell them why ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Family They Kept Me in the Closet?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Went To College Super-Early. How Will I Ever Date?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 7, 2014
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm almost sixteen, but I'm a full-time college student. I don't tell people about my age unless it directly comes up in conversation, which it usually does not, and I blend in well enough for most people to assume that I'm an average ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Went To College Super-Early. How Will I Ever Date?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Think My Step-Mom Is Sexually Abusing Her Dog

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 6, 2014
Dear Auntie, I apologize in advance for the contents of this letter. It's really gross and really offensive, but I'm desperate for help. My step-mom loves dogs. She's obsessed with her two dogs and loves them more than anything. She also loves alcohol. A couple nights ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Think My Step-Mom Is Sexually Abusing Her Dog

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Be Angry That He Dumped Me After Sex?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 5, 2014
Dear Auntie, My boyfriend of three months recently dumped me and I'm absolutely furious about it. We are both 17. Our relationship was strained for about a month before we broke up. I wrongfully accused him of only being with me for sex. It was a cruel ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Be Angry That He Dumped Me After Sex?

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Jealous of My Friend's Other Friendships

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 4, 2014
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, This year I had the pleasure of becoming very close to a girl in my program at college who we shall call Allie. Allie and I quickly became inseparable and it was easy to see why: we took class together three days a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Jealous of My Friend's Other Friendships
About the Author
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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