Natalie Bencivenga is a licensed social worker who writes the weekly advice column Ask Natalie. Prior to being an advice columnist, she ran her own online lifestyle magazine for five years and worked as a licensed mobile therapist. She was also accepted to medical school in 2007 but deferred her seat to follow her creative passions, which involve dishing out advice, digital media consulting, vegan cooking, and and attempting to stand on her head during yoga. She is also available for speaking engagements. Follow her on Twitter @NBSeen and on Instagram @NatalieBenci. Send your relationship and lifestyle questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.