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Not Her Only Mom

Prudie advises a mother who wants her adopted daughter to learn the truth about the tragic deaths of her birth parents.

Nov. 20 2017 3:10 PMSexy ClausPrudie counsels a father who walked in on his daughter while she was having sex with her costumed boyfriend.
Nov. 15 2017 10:14 AMHelp! My Friend Is About to Marry Someone Awful—and He Wants Me to Officiate the Wedding.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Nov. 14 2017 7:03 AMGrandma’s SecretPrudie counsels a letter writer whose DNA test revealed a surprising history that could disturb a family’s peace.
Nov. 9 2017 6:00 AMCrowded HouseI finally saw my girlfriend’s home—and realized she’s a compulsive hoarder.
Nov. 8 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Wishin’ Boot” EditionMy current company is considering hiring my old boss from hell. Help!
Nov. 6 2017 3:03 PMCancerous QuacksPrudie counsels a letter writer whose brother’s girlfriend is refusing to treat her cancer with modern medicine.
Nov. 1 2017 12:00 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Thinks I’m a 7.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Oct. 31 2017 8:25 AMJarring AngerPrudie advises a letter writer whose normally sweet husband loses his temper with cyclists, pedestrians, and other strangers.
Oct. 26 2017 6:00 AMMoving ViolationI brought my ex-boyfriend to help my widowed friend clear out her house, and he helped himself to her stuff.
Oct. 25 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Go Dutch” EditionMy friend forces me to share a dish whenever she’s supposed to foot the bill. Help!
Oct. 23 2017 2:27 PMPersonal DisclosurePrudie counsels a letter writer on having to divulge her abortions to her spouse.
Oct. 18 2017 12:05 PMHelp! 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.
Oct. 17 2017 8:00 AMMore Than a HashtagPrudie advises a letter writer who doesn’t want to “come out” as a survivor via social media.
Oct. 13 2017 8:02 AMHelp! My Emotionally Draining Friends Turn Every Get-Together Into a Therapy Session.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Oct. 11 2017 12:00 PMDear Prudence: The “On the Nose” EditionMy adult friend carries a doll with her and pretends it’s real. Help!
Nov. 16 2017 6:00 AMFinders Keepers, Cheaters WeepersI kicked out my terrible ex-boyfriend. Then I found $10,000 in cash that he left behind.
Nov. 15 2017 8:02 AMDear Prudence: The “Drama Tornado” EditionI shared some confidential information with my therapist, and then she told my dad. Help!
Nov. 13 2017 3:23 PMVery Personal StatementPrudie advises a survivor of abuse who is trying to avoid oversharing in a grad school application.
Nov. 8 2017 12:30 PMHelp! I’m a Medical Professional, and I’m Starting to Hate My Patients.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Nov. 7 2017 8:39 AMWobbly BedPrudie advises a letter writer who feels uncertain in the bedroom after an ex called their sex life only “OK, not great.”
Nov. 2 2017 6:00 AMPerfectly Sexless99 percent of our marriage is amazing—it’s just this one small thing.
Nov. 1 2017 8:01 AMDear Prudence: The “Friend of the Devil” EditionPsychics keep trying to donate to my Christian organization. Help!
Oct. 30 2017 3:28 PMThe Bath Runneth OverPrudie counsels a letter writer whose boyfriend’s sister has been a duplicitous and ungrateful host.
Oct. 25 2017 10:02 AMHelp! My Crush Is Being Harassed by a Creepy Colleague. Is Now a Bad Time to Ask Her Out?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Oct. 24 2017 8:00 AMThe Birds and the BeesPrudie advises a letter writer on what to do when her child asks about sex.
Oct. 19 2017 6:00 AMBefore the FallMy 91-year-old mother can’t take care of herself—and she won’t let us help her.
Oct. 18 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” EditionMy brother-in-law married rich and won’t shut up about his new lavish lifestyle. Help!
Oct. 16 2017 3:03 PMParty BouncerPrudie counsels a letter writer who wants to keep children out while the adults are drinking.
Oct. 12 2017 6:00 AMDouble TroubleI’m kind of in love with both of my roommates.
Oct. 11 2017 8:00 AMHead-Turning LiePrudie advises a letter writer who keeps lying to a girlfriend about being attracted to her.

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