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June 21 2016 8:58 AMDon’t SpeakPrudie counsels a woman whose co-worker kept coming over to fool around but never talked about it.
June 20 2016 3:55 PMPremium LossPrudie advises a woman who wants to delay her divorce to stay on her husband’s health insurance.
June 16 2016 7:30 AMOut, SpotMy mother is manipulative and mentally ill. So I gave away her dog.
June 14 2016 7:43 AMPhoto BombPrudie advises a woman whose husband was blackmailed after sending a nude pic to someone.
June 13 2016 2:54 PMHelp! Should I Out My Former Girlfriend to My New Partner? They’re Mutual Friends.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 7 2016 12:20 PMDear Prudence Is Starting a PodcastAnd it’s just for Slate Plus members. 
June 7 2016 8:41 AMTerms of DisendearmentPrudie advises a transgender woman whose family won’t call her by her chosen name.
June 6 2016 2:46 PMHelp! My Friend Drives Her Kids Around While She’s Drunk. Should I Call the Cops?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 1 2016 7:03 AMAnything for LovePrudie counsels a woman who wants the married man she’s having an affair with to be happy, even if it’s not with her.
May 26 2016 6:00 AMTake a Chill PillMy wife is always tired and grumpy. How do I get her back on antidepressants?
May 23 2016 4:06 PMBigot Next DoorPrudie counsels a letter writer shaken by a confrontation with an anti-Muslim neighbor.
May 19 2016 6:15 AMSo Funny I Forgot to LaughMy white in-laws make Asian jokes in front of me—and I’m Asian.
May 16 2016 3:49 PMCut It OutPrudie advises a letter writer whose husband unforgivably spent their vacation mowing the lawn.
May 12 2016 6:00 AMFriends With Ambiguous BenefitsI just had sex with my gay best friend. Is he still gay?
May 9 2016 3:56 PMAnalyze ThisPrudie advises a letter writer who wants to break up with her fiancé via his therapist.
June 21 2016 7:30 AMDear Prudence: The “Is This a Real Question?” EditionWhat do you do when your gay son wants to go to a religious college?
June 20 2016 3:03 PMHelp! Am I Betraying My Husband by Going on a Trip With My Single Friends?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 14 2016 4:42 PMDear Prudence: The “Secret Nudity Treehouse” EditionDo text message apologies count?
June 13 2016 3:25 PMStep a Little CloserPrudie advises a letter writer in love with a stepbrother.
June 9 2016 6:00 AMBye Bye BabyMy family and friends say I’m horrible for divorcing my wife a month after she gave birth.
June 7 2016 12:15 PMDear Prudence: The “Prudie Gets Some Advice” EditionSlate’s advice columnist finally gets her own podcast.
June 6 2016 4:23 PMWhere’d She Learn That?Prudie advises a letter writer whose young daughter called her friend a racial slur.
June 2 2016 6:00 AMRegrets of a BridezillaI was crazy and awful to everyone at my wedding, and now I’m plagued by guilt.
May 31 2016 3:21 PMUm, Erm, Well …Prudie advises a man whose wife won’t give their daughter the sex talk. Should he?
May 24 2016 9:18 AMParent TrapPrudie advises a woman whose girlfriend is pregnant after cheating with a man.
May 23 2016 2:46 PMHelp! I’m Going to a Gender-Reveal Party. Do I Really Need to Buy a Gift?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 17 2016 9:05 AMIt Wasn’t All BadPrudie counsels a woman who still misses the husband who destroyed their marriage years ago.
May 16 2016 2:53 PMHelp! I Love My Partner, but I’ve Fallen for Another Guy.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 10 2016 8:40 AMOpen HostilityMy husband is using my past indiscretions to blackmail me into an open marriage.
May 9 2016 3:21 PMHelp! My ADHD Daughter Needs a Reality Check. Should I Kick Her Out of the House?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.