Ask for Advice

Need advice? Not sure where to turn? This is the place where people in their teens, 20s, 30s, and beyond connect with Cyber-Grandparents for confidential, personal, and compassionate guidance. Ask our Elders for advice and get a FREE and PERSONALIZED response.

How Does It Work?

  1. Click on the link below, and then fill out and submit the advice request form. For the best possible response, be detailed when describing your request for advice.
  2. Your letter will be matched with the most suitable Elder, or your letter will be sent to the Elder you chose. (Selecting a specific Elder is OPTIONAL and is not necessary to receive a reply.)
  3. Within a few days, a personal and private notice will arrive in your e-mail inbox alerting you that your advice is ready!

Terms of Service: Please read below before you submit your question

The ElderWisdomCircle™ responds to each and every request, but we are PROHIBITED from offering a few types of replies:

  • ANY type of question that requires medical, tax, legal or investment opinion or advice of any nature is against our non-profit charter and by-laws and cannot be answered.
  • Our Elders are primarily based in the United States; we will not be able to answer letters that require a comprehensive understanding of cultural norms, career or educational structures outside of the US.
  • Questions submitted with insufficient information or detail to allow a proper reply cannot be answered.
  • Obscure questions that require specialized knowledge not likely held by the general American population cannot be answered.
  • Requests to assist with homework, projects, business plans or similar tasks cannot be answered.

Requests submitted for prohibited topics will receive NO reply. Use of this service implies agreement to hold EWC and members harmless in all matters related to advice usage. If warranted consult a professional in addition to your request.

To ask for advice, Click Here.

Privacy Policy

All submissions become the property of the ElderWisdomCircle. Your e-mail address will never be shared with anyone outside the EWC. All users have the option at submission to make their letters and accompanying replies private; private letters will never be viewable by the public in any form. If you choose to make your letter public, it will be searchable in our public archives and may appear as a featured letter on our site or in our weekly syndicated column.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a response from my favorite Elder? You may request a specific Elder or Elder Group by entering their pen-name in the advice request form.

When will I get a response? Once your request is received, it will be answered as soon as possible - generally within a few days - but response times can vary depending on volume.

Why haven't I gotten a response yet? The Circle replies to EVERY valid request, but response times can vary depending on the volume of requests. We appreciate your patience. You may also wish to check your Spam/Junk folder in case our notification landed there by mistake. If you submitted a question for a prohibited topic (see above) you will not receive a reply.

Note that requesting a specific Elder or Elder Group may delay the response; however, if your preferred Elder is not available for several days, an alternate Elder will be asked to reply.

I need A LOT of advice!...How may questions can I ask? You may ask as many questions as you like! However, to ensure a timely response for all of our advice seekers, we ask that you submit one question at a time; please wait for a reply from your first question before submitting another. Please also note that the EWC is not a forum for ongoing chat or communication regarding any one question or topic.

I love this site!...How can I make a donation? Your financial support is appreciated! You may make a tax-deductible donation on our Donate page.


“ I read your response multiple times and cried, knowing that these are the exact words I need to hear. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your wisdom.

- "Angela," Advice Seeker

“ I rave about this service every chance I get. Thank you so much.

- Anonymous Advice Seeker

“ Your responses are intelligent and witty and wise and funny. Thanks for sharing your life experience.

- "Laura," Advice Seeker

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