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Tender Loving Trade-OffIn a live chat, Prudie advises a man whose fiancée adores him—at the expense of her kids.
Knock Knock It OffIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on a husband who won’t stop making crude jokes.
Dream DeferredMy partner immigrated illegally as a child and has a fake Social Security number. How in trouble is he?
Hair-Brained IdeaIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on whether to shave one’s head in support of a friend’s battle with cancer.
Hell MouthIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband has such bad dental hygiene, she is considering divorce.
Loose Lips Sink RelationshipsIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man whose wife is threatening to destroy his military career.
Dear Prudence: Don’t Single Out My Transgender ChildMy daughter was made to change in another room on a school trip.
Unwelcome HomeMy sister-in-law won’t adopt a developmentally disabled child. As the parent of one, I’m offended.
Campus EscortIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a father whose daughter wants to work as a paid companion to cover college tuition.
In Defense of Dopey Teen SextersIn a chat with Slate Plus members, Emily Yoffe talks about prosecutorial overreach in a Virginia sexting case.
Too-Adult SwimIn a live chat, Prudie advises a parent skeeved out by a man at the neighborhood pool.
Heck No, I Won’t GoIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman who refuses to visit her husband’s home country in the Middle East.
Kid You NotIn a live chat, Prudie advises a child-free woman who had an abortion without telling her boyfriend.
To Catch a ProfessorA student told me she has sex with two senior faculty members for money. What should I do?
What’s Bo Derek Got That I Don’t?In a live chat, Prudie advises a woman insulted by her husband’s description of her as an “8.”
A Real Ball and ChainA woman who won’t tell her fiancé she’s $250,000 in debt—and other wedding-season quandaries.
Insemination From Beyond the GraveIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman debating whether to have a baby using her dead husband’s sperm.
Your Infinite Capacity to Amaze MeIn a live chat, Emily Yoffe explains what still surprises her after years of writing the Dear Prudence column.