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 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

How can I stop being naive?

I’m 22 but I don’t feel like an adult. Life is all one big learning experience, says our elder. Stay ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

My parents tossed me out

Can I get over my childhood trauma and learn to love someone?  It will take courage, says our elder, but ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

People don’t like me

And being a genius doesn’t help.  Can our elder help this letter writer use their intelligence to find the trust ...
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/ / Other

Commute, work, repeat

A letter writer asks, is this all there is?  Our elder has some tips on how to escape the corporate ...
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/ / Self-Improvement

Should I give my “friend” $300?

I’ve only known my online friend for a month but they need a new phone.  I’m going to be blunt, ...
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/ / Friendship

I want to begin my own story

My boss sees me as worthless, but I want to look out for myself and be happy. You’re on the ...
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/ / Career

I want my co-worker’s friend

A letter writer split from her boyfriend and now she has her eye on someone new. Slow down, says our ...
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/ / Dating/Relationship

He’s AWOL and I’m overreacting?!

A letter writer’s mother-in-law is suspiciously unconcerned when her husband doesn’t come home. What’s really going on here, asks our ...
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/ / Marriage

BF ghosted me when I got a job

Can she really be dumping me because I can’t go to a concert? Maybe she’s jealous, say our elders. Dear ...
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/ / Friendship

Swimming left me drained

A teenage boy dreads the thought of competitive swimming again. Does he have to go back? Not if it feels ...
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/ / School, Self-Improvement