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Keeping It Off

Prudie counsels a man whose wife hides her overweight past from their daughters.

Feb. 8 2016 3:04 PMYou, Me, and … Him?Prudie advises a woman whose husband wants to have a threesome with his unattractive best friend.
Feb. 4 2016 6:00 AMBlood ScareThe nanny told us she’s HIV-positive. Should she still care for our kids?
Feb. 2 2016 6:15 AMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 28 2016 6:00 AMCome to My Window OfficeMy boss gave me that “look,” and now I’m falling in love with her.
Jan. 25 2016 3:39 PMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 21 2016 6:00 AMTween DelinquentMy lazy, ungrateful 10-year-old is getting F’s in school.
Jan. 19 2016 2:52 PMUm, Good Luck?Prudie advises an atheist who struggles to express meaningful sympathy without “sending prayers.”
Jan. 14 2016 6:00 AMSo-So ManSomeone I hardly know asked me to be the best man at his wedding.
Jan. 11 2016 3:50 PMWoman on the SidePrudie counsels a wife whose husband cares more about the woman he cross-dresses as than his family.
Jan. 7 2016 6:15 AMTo Have or Have NotOur mentally disabled daughter is pregnant. Should we take her for an abortion?
Jan. 4 2016 4:02 PMPermission SlipPrudie advises a parent unsure whether to let a daughter’s girlfriend stay with them if her parents don’t know she’s gay.
Dec. 31 2015 6:00 AMLet It Pee?My brother-in-law urinates all over my bathroom floor.
Dec. 28 2015 3:29 PMHelicopter FamilyPrudie counsels a letter writer whose family has become manipulative after helping end an abusive marriage.
Dec. 24 2015 6:00 AMAn Immodest ProposalWould it emasculate my boyfriend if I asked him to marry me?
Dec. 21 2015 4:03 PMDo It for the KidsPrudie counsels a man who doesn’t want his partner to impregnate a lesbian friend the old-fashioned way.
Feb. 8 2016 2:46 PMMy Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on FacebookDear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 2 2016 6:20 AMI Think She’s in LovePrudie advises a woman whose friend “jokes” they should leave their husbands and run away together.
Feb. 1 2016 3:32 PMTelltale HurtPrudie counsels a woman scared to tell her husband she was molested as a child.
Jan. 26 2016 6:00 AMYour Money for Pro-LifePrudie advises a man whose sister used their brother’s death to raise anti-abortion funds.
Jan. 25 2016 3:30 PMHouse of PainPrudie counsels a mother who regrets moving the family back in with her abusive parents.
Jan. 20 2016 9:01 AMFor Name’s SakePrudie counsels a pregnant woman whose husband wants to name their baby after his ex.
Jan. 19 2016 2:48 PMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 12 2016 8:18 AMBoomerang BluesPrudie counsels a parent whose adult son lives at home but pretends his family doesn’t exist.
Jan. 11 2016 3:16 PMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 5 2016 6:30 AMDie, Bundle of Twigs!Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend uses anti-gay slurs only when playing video games.
Jan. 4 2016 4:01 PMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
Dec. 29 2015 8:10 AMThe Green StuffPrudie advises a woman struggling with resentment after her ex’s new wife helped her through a difficult time.
Dec. 28 2015 2:35 PMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
Dec. 22 2015 10:18 AMOpen Shut CasePrudie advises a letter writer who feels guilty for not performing oral sex.
Dec. 21 2015 3:13 PMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.

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