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Auntie SparkNotes: My Grandma Slut-Shamed My Cosplay

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 14, 2018
Hi Auntie, I've been cosplaying for Halloween since I was 16 (and going to anime conventions since I was 19), and every time... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Grandma Slut-Shamed My Cosplay

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm So Bored with My Long-Distance Boyfriend

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 7, 2018
Dear Auntie, I feel very stuck right now. You see, my long-term boyfriend (we'll call him Dean) and I are in a long-distance... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm So Bored with My Long-Distance Boyfriend

Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate the Opinionated Girl in My Writing Class

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 31, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm a senior at college taking a creative writing class. We do lots of fun things like analyse short stories and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Hate the Opinionated Girl in My Writing Class

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend's Parents Bad-Mouthed Me

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 25, 2018
Dear Auntie, My boyfriend, “Zach,” and I have been together about a year; we go to the same college. This past May, I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend's Parents Bad-Mouthed Me

Auntie SparkNotes: Halloween Triggers My Anxiety

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 17, 2018
Dear Auntie, My anxiety has many triggers, several of which might be perceived as silly or inconsequential by those who haven’t experienced it.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Halloween Triggers My Anxiety

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 10, 2018
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, After I graduated college, I went to serve in the Peace Corps. In one of the villages I lived in,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 3, 2018
Dear Auntie, I have this... interesting dilemma. For years, I've been plagued by feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, and inadequacy. This isn't surprising: I'm... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Have I Lost My Sense of Empathy?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Share Bad News Without Making It Weird?

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 26, 2018
Dear Auntie, I’m a sophomore in college and things are going pretty well. I have some friends, but none that I’m really close... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Share Bad News Without Making It Weird?

Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Saw *Our* Movie Without Me

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 19, 2018
Dear Auntie, Me and my best friend were going to see the movie Eighth Grade from the moment we knew it existed. We... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My BFF Saw *Our* Movie Without Me

Auntie SparkNotes: She Dumped Me, Then Said We Were Never Dating

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 12, 2018
Hey Sparklers! We're sorry that we haven't posted the Auntie column in a few weeks; when the site redesign launched, it caused... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: She Dumped Me, Then Said We Were Never Dating