Dear Prudence

I’m Adopted, and My Family Is Racist

Should I cut ties with my bigoted mother and brother?

Nov. 26 2014 6:00 AMRed-Letter DayThe notes my dying mother wrote to me a decade ago are haunting my life milestones.
Nov. 20 2014 6:00 AMNude BluesMy wife is always naked—and now she’s turning our children into nudists, too.
Nov. 19 2014 3:12 PMI Want to Spend Thanksgiving AloneHow do I tell people without provoking pity?
Nov. 17 2014 3:06 PMThe Malevolent MenteePrudie advises a letter writer being blackmailed by a former intern.
Nov. 12 2014 3:36 PMHusband Who’s a Dancing FoolI can’t dance in public. But my husband makes fun of me for it.
Nov. 10 2014 3:20 PMTabby TerminationPrudie offers advice on whether a cat too old to easily care for should be put down.
Nov. 5 2014 2:52 PMMy Mom Is a MoochShe’s financially irresponsible and will go bankrupt without my help.
Nov. 3 2014 3:18 PMRumor Has ItPrudie counsels a woman hounded by gossip that she secretly put a disabled baby up for adoption.
Oct. 29 2014 4:06 PMEx-Wife Photo PurgeMy spouse wants me to delete every photo from my previous marriage.
Oct. 27 2014 3:25 PMDegree of DifficultyPrudie advises a letter writer whose fiancé is embarrassed about not having gone to college.
Oct. 22 2014 3:09 PMFirst and Only Love?Would it be foolish for me to marry the only man I’ve been serious with?
Oct. 20 2014 3:12 PMTerror Next DoorPrudie advises a letter writer whose husband is dangerously, violently obsessed with the neighbors.
Oct. 15 2014 2:10 PMLong-Lost Father in the Next TownI’ve found my biological dad. Should I try to contact him?
Oct. 13 2014 3:04 PMGetting Out of HandPrudie advises a woman whose 14-year-old son is pleasuring himself too much and in odd places.
Oct. 8 2014 2:18 PMLeft Out by the GangOur friends all went on a trip without us. I never want to see them again.
Nov. 25 2014 3:52 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor Dec. 1, 2014.
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Nov. 18 2014 6:00 AMCrowning AchievementPrudie advises a woman who wants her 13-year-old stepdaughter present when she gives birth.
Nov. 13 2014 6:00 AMGut ShotWe just found out the midwives helping my wife give birth are rabid anti-vaccinationists.
Nov. 11 2014 6:00 AMMaster of SexPrudie advises a man shocked at his rapid transformation from sexual zero to hero.
Nov. 6 2014 6:00 AMNo DirectionMy husband’s spent our entire marriage writing a screenplay, and I’m fed up.
Nov. 4 2014 6:00 AMThe VanishingPrudie advises a woman who can’t understand why she lost touch with a close friend.
Oct. 30 2014 6:00 AMThe Right to Say I Don’tThe law finally allows me to marry my boyfriend—only he doesn’t want to.
Oct. 28 2014 9:26 AMToo Hot to HoldPrudie counsels a woman convinced her boyfriend’s good looks will doom their relationship.
Oct. 23 2014 6:00 AMMonsterKids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
Oct. 21 2014 9:18 AMOh, BoyPrudie counsels a letter writer whose sister dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus.
Oct. 16 2014 6:00 AMHanky-Panky PoliticsI once had an affair with a man now running for office. Should I come forward?
Oct. 14 2014 6:00 AMNo Son of MinePrudie advises a man who discovered his child by surrogate is not biologically his.
Oct. 9 2014 6:00 AMTwist and ShoutMy husband punishes our children far too roughly. What can I do?
Oct. 7 2014 6:00 AMPark the Car in ____ YardPrudie advises a Harvard student embarrassed to say the school’s name.

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