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Let Him Eat CakeIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on whether a 91-year-old father should be withheld sweets.
Deceitful Airline PassengerI board planes early with the people ”who need extra time”—even though I don’t.
Skirting the IssueIn a live chat, Prudie advises a letter writer whose parents severely disapprove of a cross-dressing friend.
Let No Man Tear AsunderIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose husband ruins her clothes with his caresses.
Debbie Reynolds and MeThe famed actress has an advice column, too. And many of the letters she’s answered sound very familiar.
Take It Sitting DownIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who won’t let her husband stand up to pee.
In Defense of Dopey Teen SextersIn a chat with Slate Plus members, Emily Yoffe talks about prosecutorial overreach in a Virginia sexting case.
Too-Adult SwimIn a live chat, Prudie advises a parent skeeved out by a man at the neighborhood pool.
What Goes AroundIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on whether a homewrecker who died of cancer deserved it.
Keep Your Enemies CloseMy brother may have been molested by our uncle at age 2, but now they’re good friends.
Till Death Do Us JoinIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband wants to give his dead fiancée peace—by marrying her.
Nothing to HideIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman on whether she should be open about her abortion.
Tender Loving Trade-OffIn a live chat, Prudie advises a man whose fiancée adores him—at the expense of her kids.
Knock Knock It OffIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on a husband who won’t stop making crude jokes.
Dream DeferredMy partner immigrated illegally as a child and has a fake Social Security number. How in trouble is he?