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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.
Involuntary ServiceIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend’s parents are planning a wedding for them against their will.
“I’ve Never Told Anyone This Story the Way I’m Telling You”What happened when Dear Prudence reached out to her readers about their stories of family abuse.
The Un-GiverIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend gave her a tooth for their anniversary.
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?
Blood Test of LoveIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband won’t feel affection for their child without proof he’s the dad.
Man UpIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who thinks the bedroom is the one place her husband should take charge.