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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 Toxic Friends Always Judge Me

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 1, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm a huge nerd. I've seen Pride & Prejudice (2005) about 6 times, I never miss out on the weekly "Batman... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Toxic Friends Always Judge Me

Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Learn How to Cope with My Destructive Thoughts

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 23, 2018
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I’ll keep it short but to the point. I’m an in-the-closet gay trans guy with borderline personality disorder and dysthymia.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Learn How to Cope with My Destructive Thoughts

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Nobody's Best Friend

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 18, 2017
Dear Auntie, Everyone I know has someone that they’re better friends with than me. This is to be fairly expected, as I’m not... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Nobody's Best Friend

Auntie SparkNotes: A Homeschool Social Conundrum

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 27, 2017
Dear Auntie, I’m a homeschooler and have no social life whatsoever. I have tried making new friends, but it is difficult. I live... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Homeschool Social Conundrum

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents' Rules Are Making My College Life Miserable

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 4, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm a college junior, and I've been living with my parents and commuting to class by train, partly because... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents' Rules Are Making My College Life Miserable

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm So Lonely in My New City

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 17, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm a 22-year-old girl who just graduated from college. I broke up with my boyfriend on the day before the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm So Lonely in My New City

How to Be Alone Without Being Lonely

By Emily BrownMarch 13, 2017

Truth: If given the choice between eating at a restaurant alone and casually prancing into the hellscape of their nightmares, I'm going to

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How to Be Alone Without Being Lonely

Auntie SparkNotes: Does Depression Mean I'll Be Friendless Forever?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 17, 2015
Dear Auntie, I am depressed and anxious all the time. I go to therapy, I'm trying medication adjustments, and I'm using my coping... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Does Depression Mean I'll Be Friendless Forever?