Wax OnPrudie advises a mother uncertain whether to let her 11-year-old start shaving her legs.
Tongue-Tied Maid of HonorMy sister’s getting married, but I'm terrified of public speaking.
The Lonely GenePrudie advises an introvert who wants to help her daughter make friends at school.
The Right to Bear Arms?I want my boyfriend to get rid of his guns if we move in together.
Choose LifePrudie advises a woman with two special needs sons who wants a third child—with genetic counseling.
Cat-astrophic ChoiceI have to choose between my boyfriend and my pets.
The Last Temptation of BobPrudie advises a man who doesn’t trust himself with his wife’s flirtatious sister.
Beer-Fueled BlowhardMy husband starts to brag after a few drinks.
Overly Possessive Stay-at-Home DadMy husband won’t let me spend time with our son.
A Year in RevuePrudie revisits her most intriguing letters of 2014.
Prudence CallingThe most surprising follow-up conversations from a year of Dear Prudence on The Gist.
Crime at the BalletPrudie advises a parent sworn to secrecy about a daughter’s predatory dance instructor.
Can’t Take a JokeMy family mercilessly teases to show affection, but my boyfriend doesn’t get it.
I Saw Mommy Being Santa ClausPrudie counsels a parent who fears that lying about Santa will hurt her daughter.
Runway BrideI hate my unfashionable—and nonrefundable—wedding dress.
Very Early RetirementI’m 26 and want to stop working. Can I ask my boyfriend to support me?
Bed TimePrudie advises a mother whose baby won’t sleep through the night, making it hard to have sex.
She Had Him FirstMy husband goes on road trips with his mother.
No Boys AllowedPrudie counsels a woman whose fiancé won’t let her have a man in her wedding party.
Baby Is a SecretI raised my children very strictly. How can I ever tell them I put a baby up for adoption as a teen?
Love in the Time of CancerPrudie counsels a parent whose 16-year-old feels pressured to support her stricken boyfriend.
The Old College SighMy son is floundering at school. Should I withhold his tuition?
Goading GrannyPrudie advises a man whose now-dying mother enjoys haranguing plus-size loved ones.
Baggage RestrictionsMy family wants to cancel our remote vacation because I’ll be 36 weeks pregnant.
Twins in BedPrudie counsels a parent whose son and daughter may be a little too close.
Photo BombI found hundreds of explicit pictures of my daughter.
Father’s ChristmasPrudie counsels a woman uncertain how to mourn her dad’s passing so close to the holidays.
Unhelpful Holiday Sister-in-LawI’m tired of doing the dishes every Christmas while she plays on her phone.
Fit to Be UntiedPrudie advises a letter writer whose in-laws spend half the day opening Christmas gifts.
Dog-Maligning GrandmotherMy mom tells her grandchildren my dog will bite them if they misbehave.