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Help! I’m Stuck in a Lease With My Ex, and It’s Ruining My Sex Life.

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July 17 2017 4:02 PMHelp! My 19-Year-Old Nanny Has Been Exercising in Our Home in Her Underwear.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
July 5 2017 3:35 PMHelp! My Closeted Ex Pretends We Never Even Dated.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 19 2017 5:27 PMHelp! My Husband Is Having Sex With Our Marriage Counselor.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 5 2017 3:00 PMHelp! My Boyfriend’s Friends Are Racist Bullies. Should I Dump Him?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 22 2017 2:51 PMHelp! I Told My Mom About My Depression. Now She’s Having a Breakdown.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 8 2017 2:52 PMHelp! Shouldn’t He Have Told Me About His Open Relationship Before We Started Sleeping Together?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
April 24 2017 3:03 PMHelp! My Mansplaining Boyfriend Keeps Telling Me I’m Doing It Wrong.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
April 10 2017 4:00 PMHelp! How Do I Break Up With My Best Friend?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 27 2017 3:35 PMHelp! My Girlfriend Wants to Get Married, but I’m Not Ready.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 13 2017 3:05 PMHelp! My Crazy In-Laws Are Making Me Throw a Wedding I Don’t Want.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 27 2017 2:46 PMHelp! I Want to Date My Longtime Friend, but We Already Decided to Just Be Friends.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 15 2017 12:15 PMHelp! I Hate When My Boyfriend Uses Baby Talk. How Do I Tell Him?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 30 2017 3:31 PMHelp! My Boyfriend’s Roommate Is a “Progressive” Blowhard.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 17 2017 3:15 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Recently Dated a Much Younger Woman, and It Creeps Me Out.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 3 2017 3:04 PMHelp! My Sister Gave Away an Heirloom Diamond. Is She Disrespecting Our Grandmother?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
July 10 2017 4:55 PMHelp! I Hate Telling People My Husband “Passed Away.” Can’t I Just Tell It Like It Is?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 26 2017 3:58 PMHelp! My Friend’s a Belligerent Alcoholic, and She Wants an Invite to My Birthday Party.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
June 12 2017 3:30 PMHelp! I Was Depressed and Neglected My Personal Hygiene. Do I Owe My Boss an Apology?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 30 2017 3:44 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Wants to Keep Our Relationship a Secret—Forever.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
May 15 2017 3:03 PMHelp! My Extremely Unreliable Sister Applied for a Job at My Company.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 1 2017 2:49 PMHelp! I Caught My Fiancé Abusing My Blind Dog.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
April 17 2017 3:03 PMHelp! Should I Tell My Siblings Why They’re Not Invited on My Group Vacation?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
April 3 2017 3:10 PMHelp! Why Does My Boyfriend Have So Many Wet Dreams?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 20 2017 2:40 PMHelp! A Friend’s Wedding Is the Same Day as My Son’s Birthday.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
March 6 2017 2:44 PMHelp! My Co-Worker Won’t Stop Sucking His Thumb in Front of Clients.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 21 2017 4:45 PMHelp! My Boyfriend’s Addicted to Porn, and It’s Ruining Our Sex Life.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Feb. 6 2017 2:42 PMHelp! My Husband Wants to Abandon Our Aggressive Dog. I Want to Put Him Down.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 23 2017 3:00 PMHelp! My Friend Wants Me to Throw Her a Shower—but the Doctor Says Her Baby Won’t Survive.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Jan. 9 2017 2:40 PMHelp! I Am Always Tired Because of a Chronic Illness. Should I Have a Baby?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dec. 27 2016 3:09 PMHelp! My Parents Paid for My Brother’s Wedding, so Why Are They Refusing to Pay for Mine?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.

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