Featured Advice

Our volunteers at ElderWisdomCircle dispense such wise, warm-hearted advice that we couldn’t resist sharing some gems with you too. If you want to ask for advice right now check out the ask for advice page  

We post a new problem and the advice here twice per week 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

Sorry I ghosted you…

I fell out with a group of friends who were affecting my mental health but now I have to see ...
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/ / Friendship

My boyfriend says he’s bored

He wants a break from the weeknight routine.  Date nights are one thing, says our elder. But expecting fun-filled activities ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

Uh-oh, it’s that dream again

This letter writer is plagued by recurring nightmares. From getting to the root of stress to creating healthy sleep habits, ...
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/ / Other

Struggling to enjoy things 

I’m feeling low and I don’t know how to break the numbness. First, seek out therapy, says our elder. And ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

Birthday party best friend woes

This letter writer was planning a birthday party when her best friend made it clear she wouldn’t come. What’s up?  ...
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/ / Friendship

We don’t talk every day

Can our long distance relationship still work?  Our elder shares his tips on how to have a successful relationship even ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

Phone sex: his mom found out!

My boyfriend’s mom read all our messages and now she wants me to apologize.  Help! You haven’t done anything wrong, ...
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/ / Other

Should I date an atheist?

My boyfriend doesn’t share my Christianity because of his abusive childhood. Can we make it work?  Never mind the religion, ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

I met my late friend in a dream

Does it mean something?  It’s all about your own personal interpretation of your dream, says our elder. Do some research ...
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/ / Other

I can’t enjoy being happy

My inner voice keeps telling me something bad will happen.  Life has its ups and downs, says our elder. We ...
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/ / Self-Improvement