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Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Move On from This Great Experience?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 10, 2017
Dear Auntie, I recently performed in the most incredible musical experience of my life. The opportunity was very unexpected, so now, I'm terrified that I will never get a chance like that again. I just can't seem to move on from that time in my life, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Move On from This Great Experience?

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Try to Have a Better Relationship with My BF's Jerk Father?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 8, 2017
Dear Auntie, I'm having some problems with my boyfriend's father. Not in the typical "you're dating my kid so I have to see if you're OK or not" kind of way, but the "I have a bad relationship with my kid so I'm taking it out ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Try to Have a Better Relationship with My BF's Jerk Father?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Dad Is Dying and I Think I'm in Denial

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 6, 2017
Dear Auntie, I have a problem I need help with. Actually, I have a few. I am 15, have ADHD, and am currently enrolled in an online school and taking a college course. My father is in the last stages of ALS, more commonly known as Lou ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Dad Is Dying and I Think I'm in Denial

Auntie SparkNotes: Are My Friends Turning Into Toxic People?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 3, 2017
Hey there Auntie, I'm writing to you because I'm worried about two of my friends. It would help if I gave our background: my family and their family have known each other since I was around three, and I can't remember a time when we weren't ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Are My Friends Turning Into Toxic People?

Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Trust My College Judgment?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 2, 2017
Hi Auntie! Like most high school seniors in the U.S., I am very stressed about college. I tried talking to a therapist about it, but she gave the same advice as everyone else: I don't know which schools I've gotten into yet, so worrying about ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Trust My College Judgment?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Focus on Schoolwork

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 30, 2017
Hello, Auntie! I'm having a bit of a problem, and it's seriously affecting my grades in school. I can't seem to focus on my work for more than two minutes at a time. An assignment that could take me thirty minutes would stretch out to be ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Focus on Schoolwork

PSA: Are You a Sext Offender?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 30, 2017
If you're a young human being living in the good ol' US of A, you probably are in possession of the following: a smartphone with picture-taking and texting abilities, and a fabulous set of GENITALS. Needless to say, either one of these things are quite delightful on their ... More  →
PSA: Are You a Sext Offender?

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Tired of Depression Talk

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 27, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I don't really know if you'll be able to help me with this, I just want to vent to someone. And the fact that I don't know you makes this easier. Because I feel really bad about it. I don't like hearing about my ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Tired of Depression Talk

Auntie SparkNotes: The Privileges of Postmodern Crushing

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 25, 2017
Hi Auntie, I'm a working-class brown queer ciswoman in a predominantly rich white school. I've only been physically intimate with and dated men of color before, and then a white guy showed interest in me for the first time, in November. He's rural poor and has ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Privileges of Postmodern Crushing

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Come Out to My Homophobic Family?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 23, 2017
Dear Auntie, I don't know who else to get advice from, so I saw this section on Sparknotes and thought I might give it a try. Ever since I was young I have known that I was different. In elementary school I would find girls and ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Come Out to My Homophobic Family?
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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