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 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

My fiancé is still married

Can I make him get an annulment? Our elder advises a letter writer who is caught between love and the ...
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We argued; now he needs me

My SO and I had a big fight right before he lost someone in his family. How can I support ...
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Guilt or revenge?

A girl ruined my life last year; this year the tables turned. Am I a bad person? One episode doesn’t ...
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/ / #419903, Other

I’m so shy!

A letter-writer is afraid of making mistakes and being judged. I know just how you feel, says our elder – ...
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Growing apart from Mom

Can we reconnect before I go to college? I appreciate your maturity, says our elder. Here are a few suggestions ...
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/ / 466673, Family

Senior stress: I’m out of whack

A summer course, honors classes and a failed driving test have a letter-writer feeling stressed. Can our elder help her ...
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/ / #464229, School

My friend is a drain

She’s always crying about her problems. Is this a normal part of friendship? It does sound one-sided, says our elder ...
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3 years, 3 schools. What now?

A letter writer is looking for direction, perhaps towards a bachelor’s degree. Some of your credits may be eligible for ...
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/ / #468018, Career

I’ve been working on myself…

… so can I win back my ex? She says she loves me but she’s not in love. This is ...
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Should I come out to Mom?

She knows I’m bisexual, but not that I’m non-binary. Set aside some time and share your truth with her, says ...
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/ / #467288, Other