Dear Prudence
Dear Prudence
Feb. 2 2015 2:55 PMWax OnPrudie advises a mother uncertain whether to let her 11-year-old start shaving her legs.
Jan. 28 2015 3:07 PMTongue-Tied Maid of HonorMy sister’s getting married, but I'm terrified of public speaking.
Jan. 26 2015 3:07 PMThe Lonely GenePrudie advises an introvert who wants to help her daughter make friends at school.
Jan. 21 2015 6:11 PMThe Right to Bear Arms?I want my boyfriend to get rid of his guns if we move in together.
Jan. 20 2015 2:44 PMChoose LifePrudie advises a woman with two special needs sons who wants a third child—with genetic counseling.
Jan. 14 2015 1:00 PMCat-astrophic ChoiceI have to choose between my boyfriend and my pets.
Jan. 12 2015 3:26 PMThe Last Temptation of BobPrudie advises a man who doesn’t trust himself with his wife’s flirtatious sister.
Jan. 7 2015 12:44 PMBeer-Fueled BlowhardMy husband starts to brag after a few drinks.
Dec. 31 2014 11:58 AMOverly Possessive Stay-at-Home DadMy husband won’t let me spend time with our son.
Dec. 29 2014 11:30 PMA Year in RevuePrudie revisits her most intriguing letters of 2014.
Dec. 26 2014 9:43 AMPrudence CallingThe most surprising follow-up conversations from a year of Dear Prudence on The Gist.
Dec. 23 2014 6:00 AMCrime at the BalletPrudie advises a parent sworn to secrecy about a daughter’s predatory dance instructor.
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.
Jan. 29 2015 6:00 AMVery Early RetirementI’m 26 and want to stop working. Can I ask my boyfriend to support me?
Jan. 27 2015 9:30 AMBed TimePrudie advises a mother whose baby won’t sleep through the night, making it hard to have sex.
Jan. 22 2015 8:29 AMShe Had Him FirstMy husband goes on road trips with his mother.
Jan. 21 2015 6:00 AMNo Boys AllowedPrudie counsels a woman whose fiancé won’t let her have a man in her wedding party.
Jan. 15 2015 7:35 AMBaby Is a SecretI raised my children very strictly. How can I ever tell them I put a baby up for adoption as a teen?
Jan. 13 2015 6:00 AMLove in the Time of CancerPrudie counsels a parent whose 16-year-old feels pressured to support her stricken boyfriend.
Jan. 8 2015 7:30 AMThe Old College SighMy son is floundering at school. Should I withhold his tuition?
Jan. 5 2015 6:00 AMGoading GrannyPrudie advises a man whose now-dying mother enjoys haranguing plus-size loved ones.
Dec. 31 2014 6:00 AMBaggage RestrictionsMy family wants to cancel our remote vacation because I’ll be 36 weeks pregnant.
Dec. 29 2014 2:35 PMTwins in BedPrudie counsels a parent whose son and daughter may be a little too close.
Dec. 24 2014 6:00 AMPhoto BombI found hundreds of explicit pictures of my daughter.
Dec. 22 2014 3:09 PMFather’s ChristmasPrudie counsels a woman uncertain how to mourn her dad’s passing so close to the holidays.
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.