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Real Talk: My Grandmother Recently Died. I Used to Hate Her.

By Emma W.June 20, 2016
My grandmother died last month at the age of 88, in a nursing home, her mind riddled with Alzheimer's. Her death wasn't sudden... More  →
Real Talk: My Grandmother Recently Died. I Used to Hate Her.

Coping With Your Parents' Divorce

By Kelly HoffmacherJune 2, 2016
In my short life, I’ve weathered not one, but two divorces within my family. My sophomore year of high school, my mom... More  →
Coping With Your Parents' Divorce

Gilmore Girls Taught Us Everything We Know About Relationships

By Maddy AaronMay 10, 2016
Beyond providing us an ongoing dinner debate over Dean versus Jess, Gilmore Girls works as a guidebook for friendships, romantic relationships, and family drama.... More  →
<em> Gilmore Girls </em> Taught Us Everything We Know About Relationships

9 Times Harry Potter's Adoptive Family Reduced Us to a Great Lake of Tears

By Kalina CiokJanuary 20, 2016
Harry Potter really drew the short straw for families when he got hidden away with the Dursleys. Fans have attributed the awful treatment of... More  →
9 Times Harry Potter's Adoptive Family Reduced Us to a Great Lake of Tears

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm a Lesbian, but My Grandma Thinks I'm in Love With an Older Man

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 5, 2016
Dear Auntie, Here's where it gets stereotypical: I'm a high school girl with a problem that starts "there's this guy." However, fear not!... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm a Lesbian, but My Grandma Thinks I'm in Love With an Older Man

Holiday Traditions You Never Need to Outgrow

By Taylor NolesDecember 14, 2015
Ah, the holidays: a time for pigging out, for sleeping in, for remembering how deeply weird your family truly is. While we... More  →
Holiday Traditions You Never Need to Outgrow

The SparkLife Guide to Surviving Family Gatherings

By Nicole DiekerDecember 14, 2015
For a lot of us, the holidays are about family. That's the kind of sentence that sounds warm and comforting from the... More  →
The SparkLife Guide to Surviving Family Gatherings

Auntie SparkNotes: Update! Manipulative Sister, Round 2

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 1, 2015
Dear Auntie, I'm the girl who wrote to you about my manipulative sister, C. First of all, thank you Auntie and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Update! Manipulative Sister, Round 2

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Deal with My Manipulative Sister?

By kat_rosenfieldJune 30, 2015
Dear Auntie, My family has been going through a really hard time lately, and I need your advice on what I can... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Deal with My Manipulative Sister?