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Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Won't Stop Using an Offensive Term

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 4, 2016
Dear Auntie, A while ago, I did something I normally don't have the courage to do—I called someone out on a very offensive remark that was making a lot of people uncomfortable in the community. I explained why my friends and I were upset with this ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Won't Stop Using an Offensive Term

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get My Parents To Treat Me Better?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 31, 2015
Dear Auntie, Hi. I'm a 17-year-old Indian girl and I have a problem with my parents. Basically, my entire family kinda has a habit of using other people as our verbal punching bags and my parents are exceptionally gifted at it. Its easy to not care ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get My Parents To Treat Me Better?

Auntie SparkNotes: What If My Next BF Can't HND Like My First?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 29, 2015
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Merry Christmas! Happy [insert holiday of preference here]! I say that mostly because I didn't want to start with "I'm having boy troubles," but I am, so, now to the point. A few months ago (4, maybe?) I ended a relationship with a long term ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: What If My Next BF Can't HND Like My First?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Told Him I Liked Him; Now I'm Getting Mixed Signals

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 28, 2015
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'd like some suggestions on how to have “the talk” with someone. Well, a sort of version of “the talk” anyway. So I have a crush on one of my friends, and decided that instead of obsessing over signs and signals, I was just ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Told Him I Liked Him; Now I'm Getting Mixed Signals

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Confess My Crush Before We Become BFFs?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 23, 2015
Dear Auntie, I changed my school about six months ago (grade 9). About two months ago, I started really liking this girl in my class. At first, we were just casual friends, but now we have been getting closer over the last few days. She has ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Confess My Crush Before We Become BFFs?

Auntie SparkNotes: Do I Need to Find New Friends?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 22, 2015
Auntie, I am currently a sophomore in high school, and I'm worried that my friend hates me. It all started beginning of freshman year when I became part of this friend group with five other girls (one other freshman, two juniors, and two seniors). We were ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Do I Need to Find New Friends?
Auntie SparkNotes Live: The Guy I'm Crushing on is So Annoying!

Auntie SparkNotes Live: The Guy I'm Crushing on is So Annoying!

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 22, 2015
He's cute! He's a great kisser! And he's TOTALLY annoying! If you've ever encountered this problem, then this is the video for you. Auntie and Josh talk about how to deal with a guy who tries a little to hard to make sure everything is ... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes: My Crush Won't Define Our Relationship

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 21, 2015
Dear Auntie, I'm really confused by my love life at the moment. About a year ago (my senior year of high school), I started dating this guy who we'll call Gus. Gus is a very flirty guy in general, but I was able to tell the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Crush Won't Define Our Relationship

Auntie SparkNotes: I Forget Everything

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 18, 2015
Dear Auntie, I've been having a problem for a long time now and recently it's been getting worse. I just forget everything that I need to know. It's putting me under stress, and I can't decide whether to focus on myself or just keep going on, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Forget Everything

Auntie SparkNotes: Does Depression Mean I'll Be Friendless Forever?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 17, 2015
Dear Auntie, I am depressed and anxious all the time. I go to therapy, I'm trying medication adjustments, and I'm using my coping skills. I have suicidal thoughts, but I manage them and use my crisis plan when I need to. I promise you, I'm not ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Does Depression Mean I'll Be Friendless Forever?
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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