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Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Scared to Express My Negative Feelings

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 8, 2015
Dear Auntie, I'm currently in grade 11, and as far as I know I've never experienced any life-altering trauma. But I have a problem: emotions terrify me. I'm not saying I don't have emotions, (I'm not a futuristic robot don't worry!) but I repress them to the ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Scared to Express My Negative Feelings

Thanks To Teen Mom, You Probably Aren't Pregnant Right Now

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 8, 2015
Because you are a smart, savvy, culturally literate young tadpole, you've probably heard of the wildly classy MTV program known as 16 and Pregnant, as well as its spinoff series, Teen Mom. But what you might not know is that back when these shows first ... More  →
Thanks To <i>Teen Mom,</i> You Probably Aren't Pregnant Right Now

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Stop Feeling So Guilty and Unhappy?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 7, 2015
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm in a rut. After a bout of what I believe to be depression, I lost interest in everything that made life interesting. Now I feel like a shell of a person, with no real hobbies or goals that aren't muddled with uncertainty ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Stop Feeling So Guilty and Unhappy?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Cheated On Me Online

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 6, 2015
Dear Auntie, I don't know what to do. I learned that my boyfriend has been cheating on me (I think it is cheating). He has been flirting with another girl for months behind my back, and has roleplayed about HND with her online too. Is this ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Cheated On Me Online

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Came Out And I Didn't Believe Him

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 5, 2015
Dear Auntie, I pride myself on being one of those "liberal feminist hippie"-type people. I am pansexual, with many LGBT friends and always do my best to be unconditionally supportive. However, when my friend (let's call him B) came out as trans, I was far from supportive. See, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Came Out And I Didn't Believe Him

Auntie SparkNotes: Is My BFF a Scumbag?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 30, 2014
Dearest Auntie, To begin with, I have a best friend who makes my heart happy, makes me laugh even when I'm in the worst mood, and he is constantly willing to listen to my ramblings and problems; he has a plethora of flaws as well, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is My BFF a Scumbag?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Middle School Social Circle Split Up And I'm Depressed

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 29, 2014
Dear Auntie, My freshman year was the beginning of this year. My best friends and I, we were the closest of people. We hung out all the time, if it was just playing baseball on the fields, chilling at someone's house, or exploring storm drains and ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Middle School Social Circle Split Up And I'm Depressed

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Says My Boyfriend Bullied Him

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 23, 2014
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I honestly don't know what to do anymore. For the past year or so, I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend. (Let's call him Joe). This year, one of my guy friends (whom we will refer to as Bob) told me ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Says My Boyfriend Bullied Him

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Dump My Disloyal Boyfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 22, 2014
Auntie, this is a long one... My boyfriend (who we'll call T) and I have been together for six months and they have been fantastic. I'm a senior in high school and he's a junior. Up until the last two weeks everything was pretty perfect. T ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Dump My Disloyal Boyfriend?

Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Keeps Letting Me Down

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 19, 2014
Hi Auntie! You know the saying "friends are like stars; you don't always see them but you know they're always there"? Well I neither see my best friend anymore nor know that she has my back when I need it most. We've been friends for 7 ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Keeps Letting Me Down
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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