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Phallic FearsPrudie advises a woman who was mortified to learn the true reason why her fiancé doesn’t want to have a son.
Unprofessional DistanceMy colleague keeps asking me out, and I keep telling him no. How do I get this creep to leave me alone?
Dear Prudence: The “Rumpelstiltskin” EditionHow do I get my supervisor to stop threatening to take my baby? Help!
Her Father’s PastPrudie advises a mother who survived an abusive relationship on how to educate her daughter about domestic violence.
Dark AurasPrudie counsels a woman whose husband would rather listen to his “psychic” mother’s advice than risk offending her.
Dear Prudence: The “Pray on This” EditionMy boyfriend took pictures of me before we were dating. Is he a stalker? Help!
Helping After HarveyPrudie counsels a Houston native whose girlfriend is reluctant to support flood victims who may have voted for Trump.
Help! My Boyfriend Cried All Week Because He Was Afraid of the Eclipse.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Hold One’s PeacePrudie counsels a letter writer whose sister seems intent on marrying her lying, unfaithful, thieving fiancé.
Forestalling the RoutinePrudie advises a letter writer who wants to convince a brother to leave his newborn son uncircumcised.
Help! Why Do Strangers on the Bus Insist on Making Small Talk?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Taboo Says WhoPrudie counsels a distantly related couple who resent having to justify or explain their consanguineous relationship.
Help! 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.
Dear 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.
Doggone ItPrudie advises a father on how to responsibly care for a family dog that nobody wants to keep.
Help! Should I Be Worried That My Boyfriend Has Been Divorced Twice?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Home Sweet HeatPrudie advises a married couple who can’t agree on whether to keep a gun in their house for self-defense.
Dear 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!
Deathbed AffairPrudie advises a woman whose husband is sleeping with his best friend’s wife—while his friend is dying.
Help! An Old Friend Killed Himself. Should I Reach Out to His Girlfriend?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Let Them Eat iPadsPrudie counsels a letter writer who resents other shoppers at the food bank because they appear less needy.