Aunt Acid

Everyone else is the worst. Aunt Acid will help you deal with them.

  1. Feel free to ask Aunt Acid a variety of questions at advice@the-toast.net. Previous installments can be found here. Dear Aunt Acid,  I'm a recent college grad who moved back home to a small town. I'm lucky that I no longer live with my parents and got an OK job fairly quickly. When I say small I mean really small; the only real social activities we have in the community are church-based and I'm…

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  2. "Someone I was dating/sleeping with chose someone else over me -- someone they evidently had very recently met. How do I not feel inadequate? Knowing that someone else was deemed better than me, how do I not feel not good enough?"

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  3. Feel free to ask Aunt Acid a variety of questions at advice@the-toast.net at any time. Previous installments can be found here. Dear Aunt Acid, Holidays are the worst and they’ve only just started. I’m a grown woman—in my 30s with a great job and my own apartment—but my parents refuse to treat me like an adult. They make plans and then expect me to fit myself into them. They don’t ask what would be…

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  4. Feel free to ask Aunt Acid a variety of questions at advice@the-toast.net at any time. Previous installments can be found here. Dear Aunt Acid, My roommate for most of the last decade (through college and grad school) recently moved away, to a new city and an amazing new job. I miss her tons, and am both proud of and mad at her…

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  5. Feel free to ask Aunt Acid a variety of questions at advice@the-toast.net at any time. Previous installments can be found here. Hey! So... I have a younger sister who is the best person I know. And this is a good thing! We somehow, between the two of us, divided up all the "Traits of awesome peopleness" so we're evenly matched, but split. She's more patient than I am,…

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  6. Dear Aunt Acid,

    I enjoy my job and I like working hard, but one part of employed life really gets me down: I struggle to connect with my co-workers, while they all seem to have found their cliques. The ones I supervise see me as uptight (as far as I can tell); the ones who supervise me aren't that friendly. I feel stuck in the middle, with few confidantes on either

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