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Jan. 18 2017 1:15 PMDear Prudence: The “Giving Tree” EditionI’m convinced my husband had an affair with his boss—can I email her?
Jan. 17 2017 3:52 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor Jan. 23, 2017.
Jan. 17 2017 3:15 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Recently Dated a Much Younger Woman, and It Creeps Me Out.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 11 2017 12:06 PMDear Prudence: The “Family Matters” EditionPrudence and Juan-Pablo Brammer on low-key racism, in-law hookups, and other family affairs.
Jan. 9 2017 2:47 PMThe Babysitter With No NamePrudie counsels a woman whose stepdaughter hates her but needs free child care.
Jan. 5 2017 6:00 AMSapphic SecretMy wife doesn’t really enjoy sex. I suspect she might be a lesbian.
Jan. 4 2017 10:27 AMFree to RoamPrudie advises a woman determined to go without a cellphone.
Jan. 3 2017 3:04 PMHelp! My Sister Gave Away an Heirloom Diamond. Is She Disrespecting Our Grandmother?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dec. 28 2016 7:37 AMSave Your BreathPrudie counsels a letter writer whose roommate isn’t fixing her bad breath.
Dec. 27 2016 3:10 PMWife CrisisPrudie advises a lesbian who fears breaking up her heterosexual marriage.
Dec. 22 2016 6:00 AMAll Dried OutI want to stop drinking, but how will I make it through the holidays?
Dec. 20 2016 9:45 AMThe Right to Bare ArmsPrudie counsels a woman whose bridesmaids are refusing to wear long-sleeved dresses.
Dec. 19 2016 3:26 PMHelp! My Grandma Found Out I’m Gay and Banned Me From Christmas.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dec. 14 2016 7:31 AMDear Prudence: The “Death, Sex, and Money” EditionAnna Sale joins Prudie to answer questions about breakups and boundaries.
Dec. 12 2016 4:02 PMWhen You’ve Seen OnePrudie advises a letter writer upset at being accused of thinking all Hispanic women look alike.
Jan. 18 2017 6:00 AMTchotchkes From HeavenPrudie counsels a letter writer whose family wants to make keepsakes from Dad’s ashes.
Jan. 17 2017 3:16 PMFed to DeathPrudie advises a letter writer who feels endangered by the boss’ snacks.
Jan. 12 2017 6:00 AMBe-TwixedMy wife’s job causes her to hoard candy bars and snap at every little thing.
Jan. 10 2017 9:07 AMAll About a BoyPrudie advises a letter writer whose wife dotes on their son to the exclusion of all else.
Jan. 9 2017 2:40 PMHelp! I Am Always Tired Because of a Chronic Illness. Should I Have a Baby?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 4 2017 2:00 PMDear Prudence: The “Insomnia” EditionMy best friend slept with my husband before he died. Should I confront her?
Jan. 3 2017 3:05 PMStarting the Year With a BangPrudie counsels a letter writer whose godson killed someone while driving drunk.
Dec. 29 2016 9:00 AMEmergency ReleaseMy husband won’t sleep with me. Can I have sex with a friend?
Dec. 28 2016 7:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Rocky II” EditionHow can I persuade my wife to let me quit my job so I can play poker?
Dec. 27 2016 3:09 PMHelp! My Parents Paid for My Brother’s Wedding, so Why Are They Refusing to Pay for Mine?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dec. 21 2016 7:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Timing Is Everything” EditionHow long to wait for a lover who’s missing at sea, the hard truth about finding true love, and the radical case for staying single.
Dec. 19 2016 3:27 PMLet Me Tell You SomethingPrudie advises a letter writer accused of mansplaining for offering to help.
Dec. 15 2016 6:00 AMZero Tolerance MarriageMy husband lectures me for hours if I make a mistake.
Dec. 13 2016 9:14 AMHome Sour HomePrudie counsels a man who resents abandoning his dreams to help his wife care for her family.
Dec. 12 2016 4:01 PMHelp! When We Have Sex, My Husband Climaxes in 10 Seconds.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.

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