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Help! My Housemate Thinks I’m Heartless Because I Won’t Support His “Bro.”Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Party BouncerPrudie counsels a letter writer who wants to keep children out while the adults are drinking.
Head-Turning LiePrudie advises a letter writer who keeps lying to a girlfriend about being attracted to her.
Dear Prudence: The “Good Grief” EditionA stranger got mad at me for not letting her child use my iPad. Help!
Twofold HeartachePrudie counsels a letter writer who can’t get past a crush on her twin sister’s girlfriend.
Bad SeedMy daughter calls my wife and her kids racist names. I still love her, but I’m at the end of my rope.
Dear Prudence: The “Hot Mess” EditionMy wife came out after four years of marriage. How do I let go of the life I imagined for us?
Middle Ground ShakedownPrudie counsels a letter writer whose husband thinks his wife-beating best friend deserves their support and forgiveness.
Help! My Fiancé Wants to Wear a Kilt to Our Wedding.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Phallic FearsPrudie advises a woman who was mortified to learn the true reason why her fiancé doesn’t want to have a son.
Unprofessional DistanceMy colleague keeps asking me out, and I keep telling him no. How do I get this creep to leave me alone?
Dear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” EditionMy brother-in-law married rich and won’t shut up about his new lavish lifestyle. Help!
More Than a HashtagPrudie advises a letter writer who doesn’t want to “come out” as a survivor via social media.
Help! My Emotionally Draining Friends Turn Every Get-Together Into a Therapy Session.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dear Prudence: The “On the Nose” EditionMy adult friend carries a doll with her and pretends it’s real. Help!
Simplex TransmissionPrudie counsels a letter writer who isn’t sure when is the right time to disclose an STD to a prospective romantic partner.
Help! My Mom Won’t Let My Boyfriend Sleep in My Room When We Visit.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Water Cooler CounselPrudie advises a letter writer who wants to help a young, struggling co-worker make an informed choice about a pregancy.
The “Sunk Costs” TranscriptRead what Prudie and Lindy West had to say about period shaming, defining rape, and an interminable engagement.
Help! I Want to Ask My Stepdad to Adopt Me, but I’m Worried He’ll Say No.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Abrupt TransitionPrudie advises a letter writer whose transgender partner doesn’t seem like “a real trans case.”
Dear Prudence: The “Sunk Cost” EditionEvery time our wedding date approaches, my fiancé finds a way to put it off. Help!
Help! Why Do Strangers on the Bus Insist on Making Small Talk?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.