Dear Prudence

Don’t Bring the Pain

I have fantasies of hurting my 3-year-old nephew. Why?

Aug. 27 2014 7:33 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor Sept. 2, 2014.
Aug. 26 2014 6:00 AMPrivate BiPrudie advises a woman married to a man on whether she should tell people she’s bisexual.
Aug. 21 2014 6:05 AMDial M for MatricideA friend just confessed she may have killed her mother. Do I tell someone?
Aug. 18 2014 2:44 PMLet Him Eat CakeIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on whether a 91-year-old father should be withheld sweets.
Aug. 13 2014 2:55 PMDeceitful Airline PassengerI board planes early with the people ”who need extra time”—even though I don’t.
Aug. 11 2014 3:38 PMSkirting the IssueIn a live chat, Prudie advises a letter writer whose parents severely disapprove of a cross-dressing friend.
Aug. 6 2014 1:38 PMMy Husband Hired a Sexy SecretaryHis new assistant has a cheating past. Should I be worried?
Aug. 4 2014 3:39 PMLet No Man Tear AsunderIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose husband ruins her clothes with his caresses.
July 30 2014 2:46 PMFinding Mr. Right Too SoonMy boyfriend is perfect, but I still want to enjoy my 20s.
July 28 2014 3:13 PMBeardless BluesIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman turned off by her fiancé’s clean-shaven look.
July 24 2014 8:40 AMDebbie Reynolds and MeThe famed actress has an advice column, too. And many of the letters she’s answered sound very familiar.
July 22 2014 6:00 AMTake It Sitting DownIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who won’t let her husband stand up to pee.
July 17 2014 3:10 PMIn Defense of Dopey Teen SextersIn a chat with Slate Plus members, Emily Yoffe talks about prosecutorial overreach in a Virginia sexting case.
July 16 2014 1:30 PMMajor Parking PickleThe guy in the assigned space next to mine accused me of scratching his car.
July 14 2014 3:54 PMToo-Adult SwimIn a live chat, Prudie advises a parent skeeved out by a man at the neighborhood pool.
Aug. 27 2014 2:00 PMDad Who’s Deep in the WeedMy wife wants me to stop smoking pot now that we’ve had a baby.
Aug. 25 2014 3:39 PMEither the Dog Goes …Prudie offers advice on whether a pet with bad behavioral issues should be put down.
Aug. 19 2014 8:30 AMWhat Goes AroundIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on whether a homewrecker who died of cancer deserved it.
Aug. 14 2014 6:00 AMInbox BullyAn anonymous emailer is trying to ruin my self-esteem—and I think I know who it is.
Aug. 12 2014 6:00 AMA Wee ProblemIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose husband wears diapers to bed.
Aug. 7 2014 6:00 AMKeep Your Enemies CloseMy brother may have been molested by our uncle at age 2, but now they’re good friends.
Aug. 5 2014 6:00 AMTill Death Do Us JoinIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband wants to give his dead fiancée peace—by marrying her.
July 31 2014 6:00 AMMy Mother Is a CatfishMy mom is pretending to be a 28-year-old woman on a dating site.
July 29 2014 6:00 AMNothing to HideIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman on whether she should be open about her abortion.
July 25 2014 6:00 AMThe Scarlet ListThe dad of my daughter’s friend is on the sex offender registry.
July 23 2014 1:47 PMBaby’s Body ImageMy mother is obsessed with my 1-year-old’s weight.
July 21 2014 3:11 PMTender Loving Trade-OffIn a live chat, Prudie advises a man whose fiancée adores him—at the expense of her kids.
July 17 2014 6:00 AMDeathbed BetrayalJust before she died, my wife confessed to me why we never had children.
July 15 2014 7:55 AMKnock Knock It OffIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on a husband who won’t stop making crude jokes.
July 10 2014 6:00 AMDream DeferredMy partner immigrated illegally as a child and has a fake Social Security number. How in trouble is he?

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