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

Don’t I get a key?

My boyfriend just moved into his own place, but he won’t let me have a key. You aren’t actually entitled ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

Help me get outside!

I don’t want to spend all summer playing video games indoors. What can I do? Our elder helps an ambitious ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

Did I waste my summer?

I’m doing an internship this summer, and I’m struggling — all the other interns are way ahead of me. Nothing ...
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/ / School

Can’t she give us our space?

My mother-in-law is so needy! How can I get her to back off? She’s lonely, says our elder. Set some ...
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/ / Marriage

Where’s my girl squad?

A letter writer is concerned that all her close friends are guys. Stop worrying, says our elder. Who needs bridesmaids ...
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/ / Friendship

I want the old Dad back

Since my dad was diagnosed with MS, our relationship hasn’t been the same. Take a deep breath, says our elder, ...
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/ / Family

We have unfinished business!

I’m obsessed with a family friend but she won’t talk to me. What can I do? Our elder has some ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

My BF spent his mom’s money

That’s a red flag, right? Absolutely, says our elder. If his behaviour is creeping you out, it’s time to listen ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

I don’t want this job! I’m 14

My grandma says I have to work all summer but I just hate my job. Can I quit? I can ...
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/ / Career

Is my friend homophobic?

All was going well with my new friend until she discovered I once had a relationship with a woman. Now ...
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/ / Friendship