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
Founder

I’ve learnt from my mistakes

But I still feel overwhelmed! Take a step back, says our elder, and focus on one or two things at ...
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/ / Other

Should I move state?

It’s the only way to prove to myself that I can be independent.  Moving state can be daunting, says our ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

My ex is my soulmate

But I do love my boyfriend!  Our elder has some suggestions for a letter writer who is torn between two ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

Grandma, I’m pregnant

An 18-year-old letter writer has some difficult decisions ahead.  I was once in the same situation, says our elder. Talk ...
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/ / Other

My family is so dumb

This letter writer feels that his education has separated him from his family. I know how you feel, says our ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

Surprise! We’re family

I did some research and found some long-lost family – including my biological father. Should I make contact?  Sure, says ...
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/ / Other

He’s my best friend…

But if he does well, it feels like I’m losing!  Our elder has some advice for a high achiever who ...
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/ / Friendship

Is law school worth it?

A letter writer is thinking about their college major – and has a bunch of questions. Our elder has some ...
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/ / Other

My flirty friend is back…

But does he mean it when he says he loves me? Our elder sees some red flags. Dear EWC I’ve ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

How will I know I’m in love?

That’s a great question, says our elder. For me, it all begins with friendship. Dear EWC How do you know ...
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/ / Other