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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?

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Awful for Ignoring This Annoying Girl?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 31, 2017
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, Am I a horrible person? There is this girl in two of my classes this year, and I can't stand her. Everything about her rubs me the wrong way. She makes me cringe daily, and I just can't handle it. She pops her pimples ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Awful for Ignoring This Annoying Girl?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Brother Had Sex and My Parents Blame Me

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 28, 2017
Dear Auntie, I am twenty years old and just finished my sophomore year of college, and am currently working at an internship. Two days ago, my mom called me with the news that my 17-year-old brother and his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend are expecting a child together, and ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Brother Had Sex and My Parents Blame Me
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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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