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Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Friend a Passive-Aggressive Slut-Shamer?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 27, 2015
Hello Auntie, My friend experiences some social anxiety in addition to being uncomfortable with nudity or sexuality. When we go places, like outside on a summer day or Halloween, she'll complain, "Why do they have to be shirtless/otherwise showing skin?" She doesn't complain directly about the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Friend a Passive-Aggressive Slut-Shamer?

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Date Outside My Religion When I Don't Believe in Interfaith Marriage?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 26, 2015
Hello Auntie! I'm a 20-year-old college student, and I haven't been in a real relationship yet (although this isn't really the main point of my letter). I'm Hindu, and I would prefer to only date other Hindus because it is important to me that my future ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Date Outside My Religion When I Don't Believe in Interfaith Marriage?

Auntie SparkNotes: Was My Boyfriend Sexually Assaulted?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 22, 2015
Dear Auntie, I am having boy problems that don't actually involve me, and I can't talk to anybody that I know about them because they are top secret. In short, I desperately need your advice. I'm a college freshman with my first serious boyfriend- let's call him ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Was My Boyfriend Sexually Assaulted?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Skipped School. Should I Snitch on Her?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 21, 2015
Dear Auntie, This morning, I woke up early so my sister could get to school early to take one of her AP tests (which is a super big deal). I woke up early and sat by myself in the hallways just for her. Come lunch time, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Skipped School. Should I Snitch on Her?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Bailed on a Party and Now My Friends Aren't Speaking to Me

By kat_rosenfieldMay 20, 2015
Dear Auntie, Recently (about 2 weeks ago) I lost a friend. Technically 2 friends, but I should explain first. Over spring break I was invited by a friend to attend another friend's birthday party. She told me ahead of time that it was going to be ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Bailed on a Party and Now My Friends Aren't Speaking to Me

Auntie SparkNotes: My Crush Is in Another Country

By kat_rosenfieldMay 19, 2015
Dear Auntie, I was really good friends with this guy (I still am) but the problem is that I didn't get the chance to stay in that country. I know that he treasures me as a friend because when I was leaving to go back ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Crush Is in Another Country

Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Fair to Ask Out a Guy I Rejected?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 18, 2015
Hi Auntie, Some time (about two months) ago a guy on the same college sports team as me (let's call him Jake) asked me to go on what turned out to be a date. The possibility that he intended our hanging out to be a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is It Fair to Ask Out a Guy I Rejected?

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Feeling So Much Prom Pressure

By kat_rosenfieldMay 15, 2015
Hello Auntie Sparknotes, I’m not the type of girl that does things “traditionally.” I’m kind of that girl that doesn’t exactly conform to the crowd much, and I don’t really care to. Until now. Prom season is pretty soon and this is the first “big” dance a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Feeling So Much Prom Pressure

Auntie SparkNotes: Are Internet Relationships Different From IRL Ones?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 14, 2015
Hiya Auntie! I've fallen for a guy I met while gaming on the internet (he lives far enough away that meeting IRL would be expensive) and I'm wondering about how the conventional words of wisdom for catching a guy's attention are used and possibly modified when ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Are Internet Relationships Different From IRL Ones?

Auntie SparkNotes: People Ignore Me When I Talk

By kat_rosenfieldMay 13, 2015
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I've noticed that people interrupt me while I'm in the middle of talking or just completely act like I've said nothing when I speak, without even acknowledging me. It's not a volume issue, in fact, a certain acquaintance "psychoanalyzed" me and told me ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: People Ignore Me When I Talk
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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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