The Gift-Giver ProxyPrudie advises a letter writer expected to do all the Christmas shopping on her mother’s behalf.
My Wife Is a SpendthriftShe thinks I’m nuts for wanting to save for retirement.
Butter BrawlPrudie counsels a woman who lost her cool after being fat-shamed at Thanksgiving.
Red-Letter DayThe notes my dying mother wrote to me a decade ago are haunting my life milestones.
I Want to Spend Thanksgiving AloneHow do I tell people without provoking pity?
The Malevolent MenteePrudie advises a letter writer being blackmailed by a former intern.
Husband Who’s a Dancing FoolI can’t dance in public. But my husband makes fun of me for it.
Tabby TerminationPrudie offers advice on whether a cat too old to easily care for should be put down.
My Mom Is a MoochShe’s financially irresponsible and will go bankrupt without my help.
Rumor Has ItPrudie counsels a woman hounded by gossip that she secretly put a disabled baby up for adoption.
Ex-Wife Photo PurgeMy spouse wants me to delete every photo from my previous marriage.
Degree of DifficultyPrudie advises a letter writer whose fiancé is embarrassed about not having gone to college.
First and Only Love?Would it be foolish for me to marry the only man I’ve been serious with?
Terror Next DoorPrudie advises a letter writer whose husband is dangerously, violently obsessed with the neighbors.
Long-Lost Father in the Next TownI’ve found my biological dad. Should I try to contact him?
Present PainIf my husband doesn’t put more thought into his gifts, I’m going to cry.
Inside JobPrudie advises a woman who fears she’s tempting her husband by employing a hot live-in nanny.
I’m Adopted, and My Family Is RacistShould I cut ties with my bigoted mother and brother?
Nude BluesMy wife is always naked—and now she’s turning our children into nudists, too.
Crowning AchievementPrudie advises a woman who wants her 13-year-old stepdaughter present when she gives birth.
Gut ShotWe just found out the midwives helping my wife give birth are rabid anti-vaccinationists.
Master of SexPrudie advises a man shocked at his rapid transformation from sexual zero to hero.
No DirectionMy husband’s spent our entire marriage writing a screenplay, and I’m fed up.
The VanishingPrudie advises a woman who can’t understand why she lost touch with a close friend.
The Right to Say I Don’tThe law finally allows me to marry my boyfriend—only he doesn’t want to.
Too Hot to HoldPrudie counsels a woman convinced her boyfriend’s good looks will doom their relationship.
MonsterKids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
Oh, BoyPrudie counsels a letter writer whose sister dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus.
Hanky-Panky PoliticsI once had an affair with a man now running for office. Should I come forward?
No Son of MinePrudie advises a man who discovered his child by surrogate is not biologically his.