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Portable EroticsIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who discovered her teen daughter using a hand mixer on herself.
Jeepers, PeepersIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband tried to secretly film a 19-year-old staying with them.
Mistaken EcstasyIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose daughter overheard her having sex—and thought she was being slapped.
You Talkin’ to Me?In a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who likes to think out loud—and gets flak from her boyfriend for it.
Mothers-in-BrawlThe worst mothers-in-law in Dear Prudence history—and why they have such a bad reputation.
Mama, Didn’t Mean to Make You CryA capricious mother figure, an unequal bequest, and cheap body disposal—just in time for Mother’s Day.
Swing This WayIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a couple who can hear their neighbors’ active sex life—and wonder if they’d share it.
Rear View HorrorI was sexually abused at 14. Years passed, and he now has a family. Is it too late to say something?
Here Today, Pawned TomorrowIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who already sold the jewelry her mother-in-law now wants back.
A Is for AmenWe stopped our kid’s teacher from conducting class prayer, and now our Southern town hates us.
Runaway GuestIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on a husband who refuses to stay at other people’s homes.
Money vs. HoneyIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on whether to choose a dream job over a dream guy.
Dear Prudence: Online Friends vs. IRL FamilyWhy can’t anyone understand how close I am with my Internet friends?
No One Will BelieveIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman who fears telling anyone her brother-in-law came on to her would tear the family apart.
Dear Prudence: Sleepless at the In-LawsIs it rude to buy family a new guest bed so I can sleep better when I visit?
Everybody’s a CriticIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a happily married college grad whose parents still see her as a failure.
Dear Prudence Talks Moms, Moms-in-Law, and MoreA Slate Plus exclusive: Listen to the Dear Prudence Mommy Dearest event, recorded live in Washington, D.C.
Dear Prudence: Does Having Sex Mean “Relationship?”A woman accused me of cheating, though we were never exclusive.
Burning LoveIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man driven to lustful extremes by his wife’s habit of going naked when she gets “overheated.”
Dear Prudence: Rude Questions About EthnicityWhat do I tell people who don't believe I'm from California?