Dear Prudence
Dear Prudence
Dec. 18 2014 6:00 AMCan’t Take a JokeMy family mercilessly teases to show affection, but my boyfriend doesn’t get it.
Dec. 16 2014 6:00 AMI Saw Mommy Being Santa ClausPrudie counsels a parent who fears that lying about Santa will hurt her daughter.
Dec. 11 2014 6:00 AMRunway BrideI hate my unfashionable—and nonrefundable—wedding dress.
Dec. 9 2014 6:00 AMMy Condolences, Marry MePrudie counsels a woman impatient to pursue a recent widower.
Dec. 4 2014 8:39 AMPresent PainIf my husband doesn’t put more thought into his gifts, I’m going to cry.
Dec. 2 2014 6:00 AMInside JobPrudie advises a woman who fears she’s tempting her husband by employing a hot live-in nanny.
Nov. 26 2014 11:27 AMI’m Adopted, and My Family Is RacistShould I cut ties with my bigoted mother and brother?
Nov. 20 2014 6:00 AMNude BluesMy wife is always naked—and now she’s turning our children into nudists, too.
Nov. 18 2014 6:00 AMCrowning AchievementPrudie advises a woman who wants her 13-year-old stepdaughter present when she gives birth.
Nov. 13 2014 6:00 AMGut ShotWe just found out the midwives helping my wife give birth are rabid anti-vaccinationists.
Nov. 11 2014 6:00 AMMaster of SexPrudie advises a man shocked at his rapid transformation from sexual zero to hero.
Nov. 6 2014 6:00 AMNo DirectionMy husband’s spent our entire marriage writing a screenplay, and I’m fed up.
Nov. 4 2014 6:00 AMThe VanishingPrudie advises a woman who can’t understand why she lost touch with a close friend.
Oct. 30 2014 6:00 AMThe Right to Say I Don’tThe law finally allows me to marry my boyfriend—only he doesn’t want to.
Oct. 28 2014 9:26 AMToo Hot to HoldPrudie counsels a woman convinced her boyfriend’s good looks will doom their relationship.
Dec. 17 2014 3:32 PMUnhelpful Holiday Sister-in-LawI’m tired of doing the dishes every Christmas while she plays on her phone.
Dec. 15 2014 3:10 PMFit to Be UntiedPrudie advises a letter writer whose in-laws spend half the day opening Christmas gifts.
Dec. 10 2014 1:28 PMDog-Maligning GrandmotherMy mom tells her grandchildren my dog will bite them if they misbehave.
Dec. 8 2014 3:39 PMThe Gift-Giver ProxyPrudie advises a letter writer expected to do all the Christmas shopping on her mother’s behalf.
Dec. 3 2014 3:57 PMMy Wife Is a SpendthriftShe thinks I’m nuts for wanting to save for retirement.
Dec. 1 2014 2:55 PMButter BrawlPrudie counsels a woman who lost her cool after being fat-shamed at Thanksgiving.
Nov. 26 2014 6:00 AMRed-Letter DayThe notes my dying mother wrote to me a decade ago are haunting my life milestones.
Nov. 19 2014 3:12 PMI Want to Spend Thanksgiving AloneHow do I tell people without provoking pity?
Nov. 17 2014 3:06 PMThe Malevolent MenteePrudie advises a letter writer being blackmailed by a former intern.
Nov. 12 2014 3:36 PMHusband Who’s a Dancing FoolI can’t dance in public. But my husband makes fun of me for it.
Nov. 10 2014 3:20 PMTabby TerminationPrudie offers advice on whether a cat too old to easily care for should be put down.
Nov. 5 2014 2:52 PMMy Mom Is a MoochShe’s financially irresponsible and will go bankrupt without my help.
Nov. 3 2014 3:18 PMRumor Has ItPrudie counsels a woman hounded by gossip that she secretly put a disabled baby up for adoption.
Oct. 29 2014 4:06 PMEx-Wife Photo PurgeMy spouse wants me to delete every photo from my previous marriage.
Oct. 27 2014 3:25 PMDegree of DifficultyPrudie advises a letter writer whose fiancé is embarrassed about not having gone to college.