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

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He’s a 10, I’m a 4

A letter writer doesn’t feel that she deserves her wonderful husband. Can our elder convince her otherwise? Dear EWC My ...
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/ / Marriage

I just miss my best friend!

When best friends end up at different schools, is it selfish to want things to be the same as before? ...
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/ / Friendship

I feel like a freeloader

A letter writer feels bad about their parents paying for everything. Our elders are charmed by this unusual 17-year-old. Dear ...
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/ / Family

He’s bipolar; I’m confused

Should I put up with my boyfriend treating me badly because he has bipolar disorder? Absolutely not, says our elder ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

Follow my passion? No thanks

I’m happy in my job — why can’t everyone leave me alone? Quite right, says our elder. Dear EWC A ...
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/ / Career

Will my BFF reunion be awkward?

A letter writer is thrilled to be back in touch with her ex best friend, but she’s nervous about their ...
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/ / Friendship

Aisle not walk with my father!

My niece wants my husband to give her away at her wedding instead of her father — and now I’m ...
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/ / Family

Help! He’s rushing me

It’s only been six months but he’s already talking about joint bank accounts and moving in together. Say no, says ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

About those missing months…

Is it OK to pretend a gap in your CV never happened? Don’t worry about it, says our elder — ...
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/ / Career

Did that bad thing really happen?

Something terrible might have happened a long time ago, but it’s hard to know for sure. Our elder encourages a ...
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/ / Self-Improvement