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


I Dreamed of Having a Husband and Children But I’m Afraid it will Never Happen

I Dreamed of Having a Husband and Children But I’m Afraid it will Never Happen “I’ve had several boyfriends that ...

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She Tries to be Organized, But Can’t Get High Grades Like Her Friends

“Can you help me learn how to be more productive with my study time?” Our Elder Says: There are many ...

/ / Self-Improvement

She Wants to Join Different School Clubs, But Her Parents Make Her Play Sports Full Time

“I like to play volleyball, but I want to participate in other school activities and clubs too. I’m not allowed ...

/ / Family

My Boss Wrote Me Up And Never Told Me!

“I was on a company website and found out I was on a Performance Improvement Plan. I have proof that ...

/ / Career

He Said He Wanted More Than a Fling, But Now We Barely Speak

“He broke off our relationship after just two weeks, I need to know if we are really done.” Our Elder ...

How Do I Set Boundaries With My Partner’s Controlling Sister?

“She is asking personal questions and trying to make choices for our coming baby. My partner won’t say anything to ...

/ / Family

Help Me Choose a Career That Will Fit My Interests

“I don’t need to get rich, but I want a job that will let me be myself and explore my ...

/ / Career

She Loves Him, But All They Do Is Fight

“Should I give up on my high school sweetheart?” Our Elder says: The reason for a relationship is to bring ...

Where Should I Move, and How Do I Tell My Parents I’m Leaving?

“My culture expects me to live with my parents after college, but I need to pursue my own life.” Our ...

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“Stop Taking Antidepressants Or Else!”

“My boyfriend says that if I keep taking my medications and seeing a therapist, he will break up with me.” ...