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Auntie SparkNotes: Why Do I Keep Burning Bridges?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 17, 2015
Dear Auntie, I've noticed that I burn bridges with a lot of people. Let me explain: Example 1: I was studying abroad in Italy. Someone I went with started ignoring me. I didn't know why, but a mutual friend told me that I was annoying him but ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Why Do I Keep Burning Bridges?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Boyfriend I Want to Experiment with Other Guys?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 16, 2015
Dear Auntie, Basically me and my current boyfriend are at a wonderful place in our relationship, we can call him 'S.' It's hard to say how long we've been dating—it's been on and off, secret, official, unofficial, suppressed... you name it. It's been quite the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Boyfriend I Want to Experiment with Other Guys?

Auntie SparkNotes: A Pair of Old Feminists Is Harassing Me

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 15, 2015
Dear Auntie, I need some advice on how to deal with people sticking their noses in places they don't belong. One day, my friend and I ended up discussing what our ideal lives/jobs would be if everything else was all set and secured. I told her ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Pair of Old Feminists Is Harassing Me

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Sister Is Sending Me Mixed Messages

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 14, 2015
Dear Auntie, I guess I'll begin informally. I'm about to turn 16 and I haven't had a single girlfriend, and my first and only kiss was the result of an ill-fated game of spin the bottle. If that gives you any idea of the sort ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Sister Is Sending Me Mixed Messages

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Too Emotional During Arguments

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 13, 2015
Dear Auntie, I don't know if you have done something on this topic already, but I have scavenged Wikihow, and after repeated failure, I come to you in great desperation. The problem is that I cannot argue without getting hyper emotional. The slightest argument with my ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Too Emotional During Arguments

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Depressed, Or Just Hormonal?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 10, 2015
Dear Auntie, I'm in my teenage years and have (as a lot of people do) self-esteem issues. They've worsened since I found out that I have scoliosis, mainly because it's pretty visible now. My self-esteem isn't that big of an issue when I'm with my friends ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Depressed, Or Just Hormonal?

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Not Straight, But My Feelings Might Be

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 9, 2015
Dear Auntie, I am extremely confused about my sexuality. I know I'm not straight because girls are nice and soft and I like them, but I don't know if I'm totally grossed out by guys. Generally I am not attracted to them, but that's not the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Not Straight, But My Feelings Might Be

Auntie SparkNotes: My Conservative Parents Made Me Scared Of Swimsuits

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 8, 2015
Dear Auntie, I have a bit of a problem (obviously). Growing up, my parents were super conservative in a lot of ways. In the area of clothing, I had to always be in long pants, long sleeves, shirts had to cover the butt, etcetera—no matter the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Conservative Parents Made Me Scared Of Swimsuits

Auntie SparkNotes: My Crush Is Finally Single. When Can I Ask Him Out?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 7, 2015
Hello Auntie, I know you get tons of emails about boy problems in your inbox, so I'll make this short. I had a crush on this guy for about a year. He's incredibly sweet, funny, and we get along really well. I never said anything before ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Crush Is Finally Single. When Can I Ask Him Out?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Need Insight About Boys

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 6, 2015
Due to technical difficulties over the weekend, we present today's Auntie SparkNotes as a VERY SPECIAL EARLY EDITION! -The Sparkitors Dear Auntie, For me, this isn't so much a massive problem, but more of a niggling thought at the back of my mind: I don't know any ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Need Insight About Boys
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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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