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Aunt Removal

I want to evict my mother’s sister after my mother dies.

March 22 2017 7:11 AMDear Prudence: The “Voyagers” EditionIf I leave my narcissistic husband, does that put our children at risk?
March 21 2017 6:00 AMGhost BusterPrudie advises a letter writer who’s annoyed by a friend who leaves parties without saying goodbye.
March 20 2017 2:40 PMHelp! A Friend’s Wedding Is the Same Day as My Son’s Birthday.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 15 2017 7:00 AMDear Prudence: The “P.S.A.” EditionThe women in my office always leave pee on the toilet seat. Help!
March 13 2017 3:12 PMHand in HandPrudie advises a letter writer whose wife doesn’t know he masturbates with other men.
March 9 2017 6:00 AMCat Got Your HeartMy girlfriend is choosing her kittens over my son.
March 7 2017 8:52 AMCheaters Sometimes ProsperPrudie counsels a letter writer whose brother left his wife—for a better woman.
March 6 2017 2:44 PMHelp! My Co-Worker Won’t Stop Sucking His Thumb in Front of Clients.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 1 2017 7:30 AMDear Prudence: The “Workplace Politics” EditionI’m tired of hearing my co-workers talk about the election. Help!
Feb. 27 2017 3:47 PMMovin’ On UpPrudie advises a letter writer debating whether to leave a satisfying small-town job for double the money.
Feb. 23 2017 6:00 AMApproval RequiredMy boyfriend says, “Good girl!” to me, and I like it.
Feb. 22 2017 9:35 AMDon’t Mess With Ex-TextsPrudie counsels a letter writer whose husband won’t stop messaging his ex-wife.
Feb. 21 2017 4:45 PMHelp! My Boyfriend’s Addicted to Porn, and It’s Ruining Our Sex Life.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 15 2017 12:15 PMHelp! I Hate When My Boyfriend Uses Baby Talk. How Do I Tell Him?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 14 2017 9:02 AMFarewell From AfarPrudie counsels a letter writer who doesn’t want to visit a jerk of a dying father.
March 21 2017 2:06 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor March 27, 2017.
March 20 2017 3:10 PMBefore the Ink Is DryPrudie counsels a letter writer who wants a divorce instead of matching tattoos.
March 16 2017 6:00 AMPreaching to the ConvertedPrudie advises a letter writer whose brother hasn’t told his girlfriend he came out as gay.
March 14 2017 6:15 AMSickoPrudie advises a letter writer whose “friend” faked an illness to spend time together.
March 13 2017 3:05 PMHelp! My Crazy In-Laws Are Making Me Throw a Wedding I Don’t Want.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 8 2017 7:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Dolly Dearest” EditionI’m scared of the doll my wife made for our child. Help!
March 6 2017 4:20 PMThe Simplex TruthPrudie advises a letter writer who lied about herpes to force an admission of cheating.
March 2 2017 6:00 AMI’ll Be Watching YouMy boyfriend secretly taped me while he was away to see if I’d leave the house.
Feb. 28 2017 8:40 AMDelayed GratificationPrudie counsels a 37-year-old woman who doesn’t want to have sex until he meets her family.
Feb. 27 2017 2:46 PMHelp! I Want to Date My Longtime Friend, but We Already Decided to Just Be Friends.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 22 2017 2:01 PMDear Prudence: The “Cats Can Be Gay” EditionIt drives me crazy when my lesbian friend calls inanimate objects “gay.” Help!
Feb. 21 2017 4:52 PMNight WatchPrudie advises a letter writer wondering how to handle same-sex sleepovers for a bisexual daughter.
Feb. 16 2017 6:00 AMAt All CostsMy sister’s obsession with having another baby is hurting her family.
Feb. 15 2017 7:03 AMDear Prudence: The “Oppression Olympics” EditionMy friend thinks his Irish heritage means he can’t be racist. Help!
Feb. 13 2017 4:46 PMHemp and HawPrudie advises a letter writer wondering whether to give cannabis oil to Mom without saying what it is.

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