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Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Won't Let Me Go To College Unless I Stop Taking Antidepressants

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 21, 2014
Dear Auntie, I'm an 18 year old senior in high school. A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, OCD. This came as a bit of a shock for my parents, who thought my symptoms were standard teenage feelings and problems. ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Won't Let Me Go To College Unless I Stop Taking Antidepressants

Auntie SparkNotes: How Much Should I Tell My BF About My Family?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 17, 2014
Dear Auntie, I have a boyfriend. Which is amazing (I still can't really believe it myself). We met at the beginning of the school year, and became really good friends before we started dating a few weeks ago. But this is my problem: my dad is severely ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Much Should I Tell My BF About My Family?

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Warn Other Girls About My Abusive Ex?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 16, 2014
Auntie, I dated a guy for a period of four months, but broke it off after a friend informed me (correctly, as confirmed by two psychologists) that he was abusing me emotionally, sexually, and physically. Even though he hurt me badly, he is a very charming ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Warn Other Girls About My Abusive Ex?

Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Friend's Boyfriend a Potential Abuser?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 15, 2014
Dear Auntie, I've made some new friends. They're a really close-knit group, whereas I kind of shoehorned my way in a few months ago. I’m friends with everyone but I’m closest to one of the girls (say her name is Annie), who has been in a ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Friend's Boyfriend a Potential Abuser?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Have a Girlfriend On Hold

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 14, 2014
Dear Auntie, Let me give you the rundown. I'm a guy with a girlfriend on hold. It's a Twilight Zone situation where my significant other and I have revealed our affection for each other, and we want to be together in a relationship, but aren't because ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Have a Girlfriend On Hold

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Friend I Want To See Him More Often?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 13, 2014
Dear Auntie, I met a guy during my time in student accommodation last year. We became friends pretty quickly (I also have strong feelings for him but that's a different can of worms) and used to hang out at least, say, twice a week. I love being ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Tell My Friend I Want To See Him More Often?

Auntie SparkNotes: Is Everyone Demisexual?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 10, 2014
Dear Auntie, I come to you with a question about sexuality. You see, I just heard about demisexuality a few days ago. When I read the description of it, I thought to myself "That is definitely me, wow!" but then I also thought, "I thought ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is Everyone Demisexual?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Aunts' Compliments Make Me Hostile

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 9, 2014
Auntie, My aunts make me feel uncomfortable. I love them, of course, but all they ever seem to care about is my waistline. One's always taking pictures of me (even though I am extremely camera-shy and have forcefully said no), and the other is always making ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Aunts' Compliments Make Me Hostile

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Out the Rapist in My Social Circle?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 8, 2014
Dear Auntie, About two years ago, an acquaintance of mine was raped at a party by a mutual "friend" of ours. She tried to take legal action against her rapist at the time of the attack, but nothing came of it, and ultimately she ended up ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Out the Rapist in My Social Circle?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Keep My Cool at Work?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 7, 2014
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I started working as a technician in this lab six months ago. Not everything was perfect. I sometimes misinterpret people's instructions and end up having to repeat experiments, or I'm trying to do one thing while thinking about another and make mistakes, or ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Keep My Cool at Work?
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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