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March 15 2016 3:54 PMZeroPrudie advises a woman whose boyfriend is nice to her son but says she’s “only an 8.5.”
March 10 2016 6:00 AMBaby MeI don’t want children. But should I have one so I will be cared for in old age?
March 7 2016 3:52 PMJust a Little CrushPrudie advises a parent whose son sent thousands of texts and emails to a girl at school.
March 3 2016 6:00 AMThe Wall Between UsMy husband supports Donald Trump. Will it ruin our marriage?
Feb. 29 2016 3:55 PMJust Not TherePrudie counsels a clinically depressed letter writer on whether it would help or hurt to tell the office.
Feb. 25 2016 6:00 AMPlay MoneyOur kids squander the strict budgets we give them for their birthdays.
Feb. 22 2016 3:16 PMI Ink I Love YouPrudie advises a student who got tattoos in tribute to her professor.
Feb. 18 2016 6:00 AMIn FidelityMy cheating husband died suddenly, and I want to help his mistress.
Feb. 16 2016 3:06 PMIt’s ComplicatedPrudie counsels a woman whose wife insists on identifying as bisexual.
Feb. 11 2016 6:00 AMLost CauseMy boyfriend killed himself after a fight, and his family blames me.
Feb. 8 2016 3:04 PMYou, Me, and … Him?Prudie advises a woman whose husband wants to have a threesome with his unattractive best friend.
Feb. 4 2016 6:00 AMBlood ScareThe nanny told us she’s HIV-positive. Should she still care for our kids?
Feb. 2 2016 6:15 AMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 28 2016 6:00 AMCome to My Window OfficeMy boss gave me that “look,” and now I’m falling in love with her.
Jan. 25 2016 3:39 PMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
March 15 2016 3:52 PMHelp! How Can I Bring This Up Without Sounding Like I Want a Marriage Proposal?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 8 2016 9:26 AMBackup MommyPrudie counsels a woman disowned by a friend for declining to be the emergency guardian of her kids.
March 7 2016 3:52 PMHelp! Am I Being Underpaid?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 1 2016 6:15 AMChosen OnePrudie advises a woman whose in-laws only give gifts to one of her kids.
Feb. 29 2016 3:53 PMHelp! Should I Leave My Husband for a Younger Man?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 23 2016 7:00 AMBroken HeartPrudie counsels a letter writer who wants to break up after discovering the boyfriend has a heart defect.
Feb. 22 2016 3:15 PMHelp! I Don’t Want to Take In My Husband’s Grandchildren.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 17 2016 6:00 AMGraveyard ShiftPrudie advises a woman who doesn’t want to be buried next to her deceased first husband.
Feb. 16 2016 3:05 PMHelp! I Think My Neighbor Is Listening to Me Masturbate.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 9 2016 7:33 AMKeeping It OffPrudie counsels a man whose wife hides her overweight past from their daughters.
Feb. 8 2016 2:46 PMMy Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on FacebookDear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 2 2016 6:20 AMI Think She’s in LovePrudie advises a woman whose friend “jokes” they should leave their husbands and run away together.
Feb. 1 2016 3:32 PMTelltale HurtPrudie counsels a woman scared to tell her husband she was molested as a child.
Jan. 26 2016 6:00 AMYour Money for Pro-LifePrudie advises a man whose sister used their brother’s death to raise anti-abortion funds.
Jan. 25 2016 3:30 PMHouse of PainPrudie counsels a mother who regrets moving the family back in with her abusive parents.

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