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Playful Parenting

Prudie advises a letter writer who knowingly plays pretend with a stuffed animal.

Jan. 16 2018 3:43 PMResponsible RelativesPrudie counsels a letter writer who’s trying to make amends after her son disrupted a family wedding.
Jan. 10 2018 1:14 PMGiving It AwayMy volunteer gig has turned into an unpaid job.
Jan. 10 2018 8:08 AMDear Prudence: The “Reverse Kids Get Off My Lawn” EditionMy neighbor loves my cats, but she’s encroaching on my personal space. Help!
Jan. 8 2018 4:33 PMFostering a FuturePrudie counsels a letter writer who worries becoming a foster parent will make it harder for her to find a husband.
Jan. 5 2018 6:00 AMSpeak NowMy boyfriend loves me, but he won’t tell me he loves me.
Jan. 3 2018 3:51 PMSingular AssaultPrudie advises a letter writer who was once sexually assaulted by their current partner.
Jan. 1 2018 10:30 AMHelp! Whose Parents Are Supposed to Pay for the Reception at a Gay Wedding?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dec. 28 2017 8:14 AMVery Suggestive TextsPrudie counsels a letter writer who is trying to protect her marriage after acting on a crush at a company holiday party.
Dec. 27 2017 11:31 AMDear Prudence: The “Personal ATM” EditionI’ve given my friend thousands of dollars, and she keeps asking for more. Help!
Dec. 20 2017 12:30 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Doesn’t Think Trump Is Racist. I Should Dump Him, Right?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dec. 19 2017 8:00 AMNot an ActPrudie advises a letter writer who constantly gets questioned about her disability.
Dec. 14 2017 3:30 PMHelp! I’m Graduating College. He’s Graduating High School. Should I Ask Him Out?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dec. 13 2017 7:45 AMDear Prudence: The “Schrödinger’s Stolen Cat” EditionI took in an uncollared, unchipped cat as my own, but then I saw a “missing cat” poster that looked like my pet. Help!
Dec. 11 2017 3:30 PMRelationship UnmooredPrudie counsels a letter writer who is bothered by her boyfriend’s refusal to condemn Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Dec. 6 2017 12:30 PMHelp! I Lost a Tooth, and It’s Ruining My Dating Life.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 16 2018 2:45 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor January 22, 2017.
Jan. 10 2018 12:00 PMHelp! My Soon-to-Be Ex-Husband Cares More About His Dogs Than His Kids.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 9 2018 8:15 AMChildless BurdenPrudie advises a letter writer whose husband blames her for being unable to get pregnant.
Jan. 5 2018 6:06 PMHelp! Everyone Keeps Telling Me to Go to Therapy—Please Make It Stop!Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 3 2018 5:02 PMNet NeuteredPrudie counsels a couple who don’t allow their guests to access Facebook while staying in their vacation home.
Jan. 3 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Eternally Engaged” EditionMy fiancé has been putting off our wedding for five years. Help!
Dec. 29 2017 6:00 AMDue DateMy roommate’s jobless sister can’t keep sleeping on the couch after her baby is born.
Dec. 27 2017 4:46 PMIn Love With a TrutherPrudie advises a letter writer who’s dating “a really great guy” who happens to think 9/11 was an inside job.
Dec. 21 2017 6:01 AMFear in the FamilyI’m afraid of my teenage stepson.
Dec. 20 2017 8:05 AMDear Prudence: The “Selfish Sister” EditionMy older sibling wasn’t a part of my life, but now she’s sick and wants to me tend to her every need. Help!
Dec. 18 2017 4:39 PMIndelibly OmPrudie counsels a letter writer who regrets getting a tattoo she now regards as culturally insensitive.
Dec. 14 2017 6:00 AMDifferent StrokesI don’t like the guest my friend has chosen to bring to my party. (She’s poor.)
Dec. 12 2017 8:00 AMToy StoryPrudie advises a letter writer who is considering legal action after her mother gave away a prized doll collection.
Dec. 7 2017 6:00 AMFriendly GhostWhy is my pal blowing me off?
Dec. 6 2017 8:05 AMDear Prudence: The “Dirty Secret” EditionI cheated on my partner, but I want to break up for other reasons. Do I need to come clean? Help!

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