I'm a junior in high school, and I've never been very good at making friends. This year, I started becoming friends with a girl in my grade and spending lunch with her and her friends. There's about 10-12 of us on any given day, ... More →
My boyfriend of seven months doesn't want to talk to me about his issues. I suspect he's struggling with his mental health and I really want to help, it's worrying me a lot. He turns to our friends instead, and although I'm happy he ... More →
I made a big mistake a year or so ago, and it got me in a ton of trouble that I almost literally had to scrape myself out of. I deeply regret it, and am past that immaturity, I hope. But my closest friend's ... More →
I have been missing a guy I met some months ago, let's call him J. I started talking to J because I had a strong crush on him and things were going fine, at least I managed to have a cool friendship with him. ... More →
Dear Auntie SparkNotes,
So I'm about to finish my first year of college and have managed to make zero friends. If you could pick my brain and help me figure out the cause of this I'd be much obliged.
I've struggled to make friends for a while ... More →
I'm at a bit of personal crossroads, so to speak. I am 22 years old, and for the past year I have been enjoying life after college at a new apartment (with my boyfriend), a new job, new everything. The entire notion of being out ... More →
I'm a 19-year-old college student with a bone to pick with the millennial sex life. Or the millennial political environment. Or really anything my professors tell me I'm supposed to like.
The last girl I dated was an ardent feminist, which I also followed along ... More →
Hi Auntie SparkNotes!
1. How can I help a trans friend who struggles with dysphoria and depression, whose parents refuse to allow them to go to therapy?
2. More importantly, how can I do this from a distance, because this "friend" is actually more of a ... More →
Dear Auntie SparkNotes,
I am, as the kids say, suffering. I'm in a really complicated situation with one of my best friends and my dad right now and I could really use some unbiased, third-party advice.
My dad is a selfish person and emotionally abusive. He's forced ... More →
It's been dawning on me lately that I might be easily persuaded into things with hardly any critical thought, even though I'm already twenty years old. Not sure if this is the case, though, so I wanted to ask you for advice.
Let me ... More →
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.