HOME / Dear Prudence : Advice on manners and morals. Answers on Morals and Manners By Margo Howard|Posted Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998, at 3:30 AM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Dear Prudence articles. Follow the Life section. Follow stories by Margo Howard. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob Dylan’s Ever Sung About, Mapped Teenagers Hate Facebook, but They're Not Logging Off Women Struggle with Monogamy More Than Men Click here to load comments.