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Defenseless

My husband beat me and our daughters, and I never left him.

July 25 2016 2:30 PMHelp! I Don’t Want a Divorce—I Just Want to Stop Having Sex With My Wife.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
July 11 2016 3:33 PMHelp! I Want to Sleep With Other People. Do I Have to Give My Partner a Hall Pass Too?Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 27 2016 3:10 PMHelp! My Husband’s Family Won’t Forgive Me for Cheating on Him. Should I Say Something?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 20 2016 3:03 PMHelp! Am I Betraying My Husband by Going on a Trip With My Single Friends?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 13 2016 2:54 PMHelp! Should I Out My Former Girlfriend to My New Partner? They’re Mutual Friends.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 6 2016 2:46 PMHelp! My Friend Drives Her Kids Around While She’s Drunk. Should I Call the Cops?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 16 2016 2:53 PMHelp! I Love My Partner, but I’ve Fallen for Another Guy.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 2 2016 2:44 PMYou Don’t Have to Buy Wedding Gifts, Prudie DecreesDear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
April 18 2016 3:06 PMHelp! I Found Out My Sister Is About to Lose Her House. Should I Tell Her I Know?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
April 4 2016 3:17 PMHelp! I Feel Like a ’50s Housewife. How Can I Get My Husband to Do His Share of the Chores?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 21 2016 3:50 PMHelp! My Mother-in-Law Keeps Starting Drunken Arguments With My Son.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 7 2016 3:52 PMHelp! Am I Being Underpaid?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 22 2016 3:15 PMHelp! I Don’t Want to Take In My Husband’s Grandchildren.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 8 2016 2:46 PMMy Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on FacebookDear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 25 2016 3:39 PMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
July 18 2016 2:30 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Cheated on Me—but We Were on a Break.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
July 5 2016 3:45 PMHelp! My Catholic Mom Is Trying to Guilt Me Back Into the Church.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 21 2016 7:30 AMDear Prudence: The “Is This a Real Question?” EditionWhat do you do when your gay son wants to go to a religious college?
June 14 2016 4:42 PMDear Prudence: The “Secret Nudity Treehouse” EditionDo text message apologies count?
June 7 2016 12:15 PMDear Prudence: The “Prudie Gets Some Advice” EditionSlate’s advice columnist finally gets her own podcast.
May 23 2016 2:46 PMHelp! I’m Going to a Gender-Reveal Party. Do I Really Need to Buy a Gift?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 9 2016 3:21 PMHelp! My ADHD Daughter Needs a Reality Check. Should I Kick Her Out of the House?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
April 25 2016 5:14 PMHelp! Should I Tell My Friend That She’s Not a Virgin?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
April 11 2016 4:36 PMHelp! I Told My Niece to Hide Her Tattoos and Piercings at Work. Am I Body-Shaming Her?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 28 2016 3:32 PMHelp! I’m Going to the Same College as an Awful High School Classmate. How Do I Shake Her?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 15 2016 3:52 PMHelp! How Can I Bring This Up Without Sounding Like I Want a Marriage Proposal?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 29 2016 3:53 PMHelp! Should I Leave My Husband for a Younger Man?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 16 2016 3:05 PMHelp! I Think My Neighbor Is Listening to Me Masturbate.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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. 19 2016 2:48 PMHelp! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence.Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.

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