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Sept. 19 2017 8:32 AMPhallic FearsPrudie advises a woman who was mortified to learn the true reason why her fiancé doesn’t want to have a son.
Sept. 14 2017 6:00 AMUnprofessional DistanceMy colleague keeps asking me out, and I keep telling him no. How do I get this creep to leave me alone?
Sept. 13 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Rumpelstiltskin” EditionHow do I get my supervisor to stop threatening to take my baby? Help!
Sept. 11 2017 3:43 PMHer Father’s PastPrudie advises a mother who survived an abusive relationship on how to educate her daughter about domestic violence.
Sept. 7 2017 6:00 AMAn Affair to RememberMy husband was married when we met—and I’m still ashamed.
Sept. 6 2017 7:42 AMDark AurasPrudie counsels a woman whose husband would rather listen to his “psychic” mother’s advice than risk offending her.
Aug. 31 2017 6:01 AMDriving Me CrazyI love my husband, but I fear for my life when he drives.
Aug. 30 2017 8:45 AMDear Prudence: The “Pray on This” EditionMy boyfriend took pictures of me before we were dating. Is he a stalker? Help!
Aug. 28 2017 3:30 PMHelping After HarveyPrudie counsels a Houston native whose girlfriend is reluctant to support flood victims who may have voted for Trump.
Aug. 23 2017 12:00 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Cried All Week Because He Was Afraid of the Eclipse.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Aug. 22 2017 10:36 AMHold One’s PeacePrudie counsels a letter writer whose sister seems intent on marrying her lying, unfaithful, thieving fiancé.
Aug. 17 2017 9:36 AMKissing CousinI found raunchy photos of my cousin on her husband’s blog. Should I tell her?
Aug. 16 2017 7:15 AMDear Prudence: The “Feelings Roulette” EditionI’m not sad my husband died. Am I heartless? Help!
Aug. 14 2017 4:23 PMForestalling the RoutinePrudie advises a letter writer who wants to convince a brother to leave his newborn son uncircumcised.
Aug. 9 2017 12:06 PMHelp! My Fiancé’s Daily Porn Habit Bothers Me.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Sept. 18 2017 3:14 PMMargaritaville or Bust?Prudie counsels a single mom who is trying to outrun a midlife crisis.
Sept. 13 2017 12:50 PMHelp! Why Do Strangers on the Bus Insist on Making Small Talk?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Sept. 12 2017 8:19 AMTaboo Says WhoPrudie counsels a distantly related couple who resent having to justify or explain their consanguineous relationship.
Sept. 8 2017 12:53 PMHelp! I’m Allowed to Feel Happy When Bad Things Happen to My Ex, Right?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Sept. 6 2017 11:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Checking In” EditionMy husband obsessively tags people on social media—often against their will, and even after he inadvertently exposed a friend’s affair.
Sept. 5 2017 2:29 PMDoggone ItPrudie advises a father on how to responsibly care for a family dog that nobody wants to keep.
Aug. 30 2017 1:51 PMHelp! Should I Be Worried That My Boyfriend Has Been Divorced Twice?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Aug. 29 2017 9:30 AMHome Sweet HeatPrudie advises a married couple who can’t agree on whether to keep a gun in their house for self-defense.
Aug. 24 2017 6:00 AMFound and LostI finally met my biological father, but my mom wants me to forget him.
Aug. 23 2017 7:30 AMDear Prudence: The “Strangers on a Train” EditionI’m a cancer survivor. How do I get people to stop commenting on my hair growing back? Help!
Aug. 21 2017 3:17 PMDeathbed AffairPrudie advises a woman whose husband is sleeping with his best friend’s wife—while his friend is dying.
Aug. 16 2017 1:47 PMHelp! An Old Friend Killed Himself. Should I Reach Out to His Girlfriend?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Aug. 15 2017 11:10 AMLet Them Eat iPadsPrudie counsels a letter writer who resents other shoppers at the food bank because they appear less needy.
Aug. 10 2017 9:00 AMMaybe It’s Not YouI’m a woman, and my law firm said I won’t make partner unless I “smile more.”
Aug. 9 2017 7:15 AMDear Prudence: The “Panoply of Deviance” EditionI’m in love with a prude—how do I spice up our sex life? Help!