Featured Advice

Our volunteers at ElderWisdomCircle dispense such wise, warm-hearted advice that we couldn’t resist sharing some gems with you too.

We post a new problem and the advice here every day so check back regularly (or subscribe)  to find out what’s bothering our young letter writers, and what their wise older mentors have to say about it.

I hope you’ll feel inspired to apply their wisdom to your own life—and remember, if there’s something on your mind, our elders are always here to help.

Doug Meckelson

I’ve got the college jitters!

I’m excited to head off to college — but scared at the same time. Can our elder help a high ...
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/ / School

Lonely old lady’s poison pen

I used to have a good relationship with an elderly neighbor, but then she started leaving me nasty letters under ...
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/ / Friendship

BF won’t let me reduce my GGs!

I really want to have a breast reduction to help with severe back pain, but my boyfriend says he won’t ...
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Dying grandad is inappropriate

My grandfather keeps saying hurtful, sexually inappropriate things… but he’s dying. Should I spend time with him? There’s no right ...
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/ / Family

My wife and my mom: It’s war!

Ever since my son was born, my wife and my mom have not gotten along. How can I help? Support ...
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/ / Children

No job, I feel like a moron

A young letter writer is struggling to land their first job. It sounds like you’re doing everything right, says our ...
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/ / Career

Too young to cry

There have been a lot of deaths in my family but I feel that I don’t have the right to ...
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/ / Family

The pants are staying!

I helped my boyfriend shop for an outfit for a family event, but now his sister’s taking over — and ...
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He’s addicted to gambling

My boyfriend is so addicted to sports betting, he once checked his phone 25 times during a movie. What can ...
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Should I shave my head?

A letter writer wants to shave her hair off, but worries that she might regret it and spiral back into ...
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/ / Self-Improvement