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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?

Ask Jono: My Brother's Life Is Falling Apart!

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 26, 2015
Dear Jono, I'm going to cut right to the chase with this one: I am worried about my older brother. John (we'll call... More  →
Ask Jono: My Brother's Life Is Falling Apart!

BEHOLD: The Best Bar Mitzvah Invite of All Time

By Amelia BienstockMarch 12, 2015
MAZEL TOV, BRODY CRIZ: YOU OFFICIALLY WON THE INTERNET LAST WEEK! When 13-year-old Brody set out to invite people to his... More  →
BEHOLD: The Best Bar Mitzvah Invite of All Time

Auntie SparkNotes: My Abusive Brother Needs Professional Help

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 11, 2015
Auntie, I've written to you before asking for help with family issues, but they just got much, much worse. My parents were constantly fighting—mostly... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Abusive Brother Needs Professional Help