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 twice per week 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


Tired of talking first 

When I meet new people, it’s always me who makes the first approach. Should I wait for them to talk ...

/ / Self-Improvement

Do I have to go to college?

This letter writer is debating whether to go to university or go to trade school and set up their own ...

/ / School

Can I be happy on my own?

This letter writer loves her life, but is starting to panic that she will never marry or have children.  You ...

/ / Dating/Relationship

Losing my religion?

This letter writer can’t pray like they used to.  While we can’t influence people’s beliefs here at EWC, our elder ...

/ / Other

Starting college: I’m lost!

This letter writer is scared about starting college life and making friends with people. Our elder has some helpful tips: ...

/ / Self-Improvement

Too shy for college

I have had no social contact for a year. Help!  Our elder has some suggestions for a freshman heading to ...

/ / School

Am I being played?

He said he liked me, but now his “girlfriend” is coming to visit. Should I confront him?  You deserve better, ...

/ / Dating/Relationship

I want to try adulting

But I can’t even set up a doctor’s appointment! This married letter writer wants to become more independent.  Start with ...

/ / Marriage

Third time lucky?

This letter writer is sitting the university entrance exam for the third time.  Can our elder help her find the ...

/ / Self-Improvement

I just hate studying

How do I tell my parents I want to drop out?  First, do your due diligence, says our elder. Explore ...

/ / Other