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A slew of new apps are letting you seek guidance from the masses about love, your job, and more, all from your smartphone.

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April 19, 2016

Facebook and Twitter friends are great for providing dinner suggestions, but what about life advice? A slew of new apps are letting you seek guidance from the masses about love, your job, and more, all from your smartphone. “It’s like talk therapy because it gives you a place to put down that burden you’ve been carrying on your shoulders,” notes Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, chair of the counseling, adult, and higher education department at Northern Illinois University. (Just keep in mind that you’ll still have to work on relationships in real life.)

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Need to get something off your chest? Give communal therapy a try:

Counsel (free; Google Play)

Talk it out with users who have been through similar experiences; there’s an option to chat one-on-one.

Koko (free; iTunes)

Anonymously share what you’re wigging out about, and get tips from the forum to help you rethink the situation.

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Jyst (free; iTunes)

Undecided about texting him back? Gather honest advice about all your modern romance woes from anonymous users.

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