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Bed TimePrudie advises a mother whose baby won’t sleep through the night, making it hard to have sex.
Baby Is a SecretI raised my children very strictly. How can I ever tell them I put a baby up for adoption as a teen?
Love in the Time of CancerPrudie counsels a parent whose 16-year-old feels pressured to support her stricken boyfriend.
Baggage RestrictionsMy family wants to cancel our remote vacation because I’ll be 36 weeks pregnant.
Father’s ChristmasPrudie counsels a woman uncertain how to mourn her dad’s passing so close to the holidays.
Unhelpful Holiday Sister-in-LawI’m tired of doing the dishes every Christmas while she plays on her phone.
Fit to Be UntiedPrudie advises a letter writer whose in-laws spend half the day opening Christmas gifts.
Choose LifePrudie advises a woman with two special needs sons who wants a third child—with genetic counseling.
The Last Temptation of BobPrudie advises a man who doesn’t trust himself with his wife’s flirtatious sister.
Prudence CallingThe most surprising follow-up conversations from a year of Dear Prudence on The Gist.
Crime at the BalletPrudie advises a parent sworn to secrecy about a daughter’s predatory dance instructor.
I Saw Mommy Being Santa ClausPrudie counsels a parent who fears that lying about Santa will hurt her daughter.