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
Founder

Why am I the ugly sister?

A letter writer feels ugly and unloveable. Hang in there, says our elder. Things really do get better. Dear EWC ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

Can’t help joking around

When my boyfriend wants to have a serious talk, I just crack jokes. How can I stop feeling awkward? Our ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

My uncle is creeping me out

A letter writer’s uncle started messaging her, and then it all got uncomfortable. Should she tell her family? Our elder ...
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/ / Family

The interviewer said what?

A letter writer’s fiancé started getting inappropriate WhatsApp messages after a job interview. What can she do? The law is ...
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/ / Career

Am I being too clingy?

A letter writer feels upset when her boyfriend goes away. Is she overreacting? Erm, kinda, says our elder. It’s important ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

Should I sleep around?

A letter writer wonders if she’ll stop getting bullied if she starts sleeping with people. It’s not the best way ...
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/ / Friendship

BF ghosted me when I got a job

Can she really be dumping me because I can’t go to a concert? Maybe she’s jealous, say our elders. Dear ...
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/ / Friendship

I raised my neighbor’s baby

A letter writer cared for her neighbor’s baby for almost a year—but now she’s no longer needed and she misses ...
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/ / Children

Did I steal his job?

A letter writer filled in for a colleague, and now he’s lost his job. What can she say to him ...
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/ / Career

A date in the park

A letter writer wants to know if it’s OK to take a date to an event where he’ll be working ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

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