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Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Call My Parents Every Day at College

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 2, 2016
Hello, Auntie! I'm going to my freshman year of college soon and my parents want me to call/text everyday. I don't want to. They say it is because they want to make sure I'm safe and not in an emergency. This could be a result of ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Don't Want to Call My Parents Every Day at College

Auntie SparkNotes: I Feel Like This Guy Led Me On

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 31, 2016
Hi Auntie, I'm so torn up. I was really into this guy and all my friends totally thought he was into me so I asked him out. He said yes but then he had to cancel on me for his sports and I didn't reschedule because I ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Feel Like This Guy Led Me On

Auntie SparkNotes: Things Not to Say to a Sad Person

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 29, 2016
Dear Auntie, I've been to my fair share of funerals. Heck, after losing my dad, I was one of the main parties. As such, there are a lot of things people say that are not helpful. Examples include "It's all part of His Plan," and "He/she's ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Things Not to Say to a Sad Person

Auntie SparkNotes: Do I Have to Go to a Homophobe's Wedding?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 24, 2016
Hi Auntie, I'll start by stating the obvious: I'm a lesbian. I've never been really ashamed of my orientation, and I'm fairly open about being gay as well as my stance on gay politics on Facebook. My cousin has been dating a preacher for about three years, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Do I Have to Go to a Homophobe's Wedding?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Girlfriend Thinks We Disagree on Everything

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 22, 2016
Auntie, So I have a girlfriend that I've been dating for the better part of four years now, and she's absolutely amazing. Smart, sweet, fun to be around, sterling personality, and really cute on top of all that. We get along really well, and I love ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Girlfriend Thinks We Disagree on Everything

PSA: What You Need to Know About "Affirmative Consent" at College

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 22, 2016
If you're headed to college, you've probably been hearing a lot about the importance of consent—and especially about how uncomplicated it is. Simply put, consent means that in any sexual scenario, both participants (or all three or four or seventeen of you) should be in ... More  →
PSA: What You Need to Know About "Affirmative Consent" at College

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Passive with My Racist Facebook Friend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 19, 2016
Hey Auntie SparkNotes, This is something that has been bugging me for a while, and no matter how much time I spend mulling it over, I can't seem to come up with a satisfactory answer. Advice please? I am friends with a classmate on Facebook, who ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Passive with My Racist Facebook Friend?

Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Stay in Touch With My Mom's Ex-Boyfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 17, 2016
Dear Auntie, So, to preface this question, some background: my dad passed away when I was three, so I come from a single-parent household. My mother, who I love, has dated a few people over the course of my life (I am 18). When I was starting ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Stay in Touch With My Mom's Ex-Boyfriend?

Auntie SparkNotes: Living With My Bigoted Family Is Driving Me Nuts

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 15, 2016
Dear Auntie, I’m 22, still live with my family, and hate going to church. I’m not an atheist or an agnostic, but my spiritual views do not conform to the intolerance spewed by the priest every weekend. I am also bisexual, a fact known to everyone ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Living With My Bigoted Family Is Driving Me Nuts

Auntie SparkNotes: My Girlfriend Slept with *Both* of My Roommates and I'm Furious

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 12, 2016
Dear Auntie, I have a group of friends. There's four of us, including myself, and we basically hang out with just each other. This is part of the problem, because everyone involved is part of the problem itself, so outside perspective would be great. So the four ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Girlfriend Slept with *Both* of My Roommates and I'm Furious
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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