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July 14 2016 6:00 AMSpite WeddingMy son eloped and I’m still stuck planning the charade of his nuptials.
July 12 2016 8:49 AMMan of My DreamsPrudie advises a woman who wants to leave her husband to start a family with her gay best friend.
July 11 2016 3:33 PMHelp! I Want to Sleep With Other People. Do I Have to Give My Partner a Hall Pass Too?Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
July 6 2016 1:00 PMDear Prudence: The “Transactional Relationships” EditionPrudie talks insurance fraud in the family, green card marriages, and pronoun abuse at the office.
July 5 2016 3:46 PMWhite PowPrudie advises a woman whose husband is being criticized for punching her racist uncle.
June 30 2016 10:25 AMDear Prudence: The “Sisters!” EditionPrudie talks sister pet drama, sister college drama, and sister bullying drama.
June 28 2016 9:08 AMNothing but a Number?Prudie advises a letter writer whose 66-year-old mother is moving in with her hot 30-year-old boyfriend.
June 27 2016 3:10 PMHelp! My Husband’s Family Won’t Forgive Me for Cheating on Him. Should I Say Something?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 21 2016 8:58 AMDon’t SpeakPrudie counsels a woman whose co-worker kept coming over to fool around but never talked about it.
June 20 2016 3:55 PMPremium LossPrudie advises a woman who wants to delay her divorce to stay on her husband’s health insurance.
June 16 2016 7:30 AMOut, SpotMy mother is manipulative and mentally ill. So I gave away her dog.
June 14 2016 7:43 AMPhoto BombPrudie advises a woman whose husband was blackmailed after sending a nude pic to someone.
June 13 2016 2:54 PMHelp! Should I Out My Former Girlfriend to My New Partner? They’re Mutual Friends.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 7 2016 12:20 PMDear Prudence Is Starting a PodcastAnd it’s just for Slate Plus members. 
June 7 2016 8:41 AMTerms of DisendearmentPrudie advises a transgender woman whose family won’t call her by her chosen name.
July 13 2016 10:39 AMDear Prudence: The “Regret Baby” EditionWhat to do when your husband shames you for your abortion.
July 11 2016 3:37 PMFear for a Black BabyPrudie counsels a black man whose white girlfriend has become too scared of having a child together.
July 7 2016 6:00 AMElder InterventionMy mother-in-law has dementia and is neglected by everyone, including my husband.
July 6 2016 9:21 AMLove HurtsPrudie counsels a letter writer who thinks a tumultuous relationship may be worth the pain.
July 5 2016 3:45 PMHelp! My Catholic Mom Is Trying to Guilt Me Back Into the Church.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 30 2016 6:00 AMTrue ColorsShould we adopt a nonwhite baby to teach my racist family a lesson?
June 27 2016 3:57 PMJust When I Thought I Was OutPrudie counsels a woman who left her daughter as a baby—only to hear from her years later.
June 23 2016 6:00 AMA Real CatchI can’t stay broken up with my homeless drunk of a boyfriend.
June 21 2016 7:30 AMDear Prudence: The “Is This a Real Question?” EditionWhat do you do when your gay son wants to go to a religious college?
June 20 2016 3:03 PMHelp! Am I Betraying My Husband by Going on a Trip With My Single Friends?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 14 2016 4:42 PMDear Prudence: The “Secret Nudity Treehouse” EditionDo text message apologies count?
June 13 2016 3:25 PMStep a Little CloserPrudie advises a letter writer in love with a stepbrother.
June 9 2016 6:00 AMBye Bye BabyMy family and friends say I’m horrible for divorcing my wife a month after she gave birth.
June 7 2016 12:15 PMDear Prudence: The “Prudie Gets Some Advice” EditionSlate’s advice columnist finally gets her own podcast.
June 6 2016 4:23 PMWhere’d She Learn That?Prudie advises a letter writer whose young daughter called her friend a racial slur.

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