Dear Prudence Live ChatFor Dec. 22, 2014.
I Saw Mommy Being Santa ClausPrudie counsels a parent who fears that lying about Santa will hurt her daughter.
Runway BrideI hate my unfashionable—and nonrefundable—wedding dress.
My Condolences, Marry MePrudie counsels a woman impatient to pursue a recent widower.
Present PainIf my husband doesn’t put more thought into his gifts, I’m going to cry.
Inside JobPrudie advises a woman who fears she’s tempting her husband by employing a hot live-in nanny.
I’m Adopted, and My Family Is RacistShould I cut ties with my bigoted mother and brother?
Nude BluesMy wife is always naked—and now she’s turning our children into nudists, too.
Crowning AchievementPrudie advises a woman who wants her 13-year-old stepdaughter present when she gives birth.
Gut ShotWe just found out the midwives helping my wife give birth are rabid anti-vaccinationists.
Master of SexPrudie advises a man shocked at his rapid transformation from sexual zero to hero.
No DirectionMy husband’s spent our entire marriage writing a screenplay, and I’m fed up.
The VanishingPrudie advises a woman who can’t understand why she lost touch with a close friend.
The Right to Say I Don’tThe law finally allows me to marry my boyfriend—only he doesn’t want to.
Too Hot to HoldPrudie counsels a woman convinced her boyfriend’s good looks will doom their relationship.
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.
Dog-Maligning GrandmotherMy mom tells her grandchildren my dog will bite them if they misbehave.
The Gift-Giver ProxyPrudie advises a letter writer expected to do all the Christmas shopping on her mother’s behalf.
My Wife Is a SpendthriftShe thinks I’m nuts for wanting to save for retirement.
Butter BrawlPrudie counsels a woman who lost her cool after being fat-shamed at Thanksgiving.
Red-Letter DayThe notes my dying mother wrote to me a decade ago are haunting my life milestones.
I Want to Spend Thanksgiving AloneHow do I tell people without provoking pity?
The Malevolent MenteePrudie advises a letter writer being blackmailed by a former intern.
Husband Who’s a Dancing FoolI can’t dance in public. But my husband makes fun of me for it.
Tabby TerminationPrudie offers advice on whether a cat too old to easily care for should be put down.
My Mom Is a MoochShe’s financially irresponsible and will go bankrupt without my help.
Rumor Has ItPrudie counsels a woman hounded by gossip that she secretly put a disabled baby up for adoption.
Ex-Wife Photo PurgeMy spouse wants me to delete every photo from my previous marriage.
Degree of DifficultyPrudie advises a letter writer whose fiancé is embarrassed about not having gone to college.