Special benefits for Slate Plus members:
Early access to Dear Prudence’s Thursday column and comments! Prudie’s Conversation Club – a regular chat with Emily about books, the news, and advice. Plus discounts and advance ticket purchase for events, like Dear Prudie Live. Join Slate Plus today.
Dear Prudence: Mother Who Can’t Tell the TruthMy mother-in-law said she was going to England but stayed in a nearby hotel and bought fake souvenirs.
Poly, Pregnant, and ProudIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman grossed out by her sister’s choice to raise a family with two men.
Dear Prudence: In-Law Facebook FanaticsCan I tell my husband’s family not to put photos of my baby online?
Shoot the MessengerIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband texts his female co-worker all the time.
The Price of PrestigeIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on how important it is for a teen to attend an expensive Ivy League summer program.
Dear Prudence: Hijacked ConfectionA restaurant stole a chunk of our birthday cake. Should we throw a fit?
Bed and Break-InIn a live chat, Prudie advises a letter writer who caught a hotel employee sniffing sheets and pillows.
Dear Prudence: Jealous of My Boyfriend’s DogThe pup is with us every waking—and sleeping—moment, and it's driving me nuts.
Porcelain RevengeIn a live chat, Prudie, advises a woman who used to dip a couple's toothbrushes in the toilet.
Eau de CreepIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose male roommate complains her perfume arouses him.
Response UnkindIn a live chat, Prudie advises a letter writer getting flack for being unsympathetic about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death.
Color Me BadIn a live chat, Prudie advises a man whose wife commissioned a gruesome portrait of him.
Biggest LoserIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend keeps pressing her to shed pounds.
’Twas Months After ChristmasIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a letter writer who wants the neighbors to take down their holiday decorations.
Fecal AphrodisiacIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend wants sex whenever she finishes with the bathroom.
Teacher-Student CongressIn a live chat, Prudie advises a married college instructor getting a little too close to her 19-year-old pupil.
To Err in ErosPrudie’s advice on a pilfered necklace, expecting a ring, and flowers for Mom—just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Mrs. DoubtfireIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man whose mother-in-law wants to test his children’s DNA.
The Cornered CuckoldIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man who agreed to let his wife take lovers—only now she's pregnant.