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

My selfish husband or my mom?

Should I move to be with my husband and hope he treats me well this time? It would mean leaving ...
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/ / Marriage

Our moms are best friends…

… but does that mean I have to be trapped in a friendship I hate? There is a way out, ...
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/ / Friendship

His dog’s secret seizures

My husband’s dog might have to be put down, but his mom won’t let me tell him (he’s away with ...
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/ / Family

Does he just want a warm body?

My friend with benefits says he isn’t ready for a relationship. Should I leave him? Absolutely, says our elder. He’s ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

What if she hates her name?

My wife and I are expecting twins. Can I name my daughter Constantine? Our elder shares the stories behind her ...
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/ / Children

Help! I’m about to be laid off

A letter writer is about to lose her job — but the good news is that she knows what she ...
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/ / Career

Surprise! We’re back together!

I’ve decided to get back with my ex-fiancé — but how do I tell my family? Don’t ask for their ...
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/ / Family

Hey guys, can we hang IRL?

I want to hang out with my friends in real life — not just online. Is that weird? You’re onto ...
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/ / Friendship

What is wrong with me?

Everything is going right — so why can’t I get out of bed? Our elder is no medical expert, but ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

My parents expect straight As…

… but they can’t see that I’m struggling! Breathe, says our elder. Nobody needs to be perfect. Keep communicating with ...
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/ / School