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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Husband wants to change gender

I support him — but what do I tell my children, asks a letter writer. Our elder admires her attitude ...
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/ / Marriage

Roommate versus family — help!

I like living with my roommate but my family is pressuring me to move closer to them. Our elder has ...
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/ / Friendship

I just miss my mom

After losing my mother, I really need a mother figure in my life. How can I cope? Our empathetic elder ...
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/ / Family

Am I in love or is it lust?

A letter writer likes kissing his girlfriend — but is he in love? Take a chance, says our elder, but ...
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Mom hooked up with gf’s dad!

A secret girlfriend, divorced parents… you can guess what happened next. Don’t worry, says our elder, this can all work ...
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/ / Family

Why are you still in prison?

I’m in love with a man who’s in prison and he lied to me about his release date. Our elder ...
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Hate myself for being judge

My artist brother embarrasses me, but I don’t like feeling this way. How can I change? Our elder has some ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

I can’t get up in the morning!

Not everyone is a morning person. Can our elders help a letter writer who’s having serious trouble with a 7am ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

My friends or a fresh start?

After being bullied in the past, I have an opportunity to move school — but is it wrong to leave ...
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/ / School

My husband gave me herpes!

He thought it was a yeast infection… Ouch, says our elder. I can see how much this hurts, but try ...
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/ / Marriage