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Oct 10, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Brother Betrayal” Edition My older brother sexually abused me growing up. How do I confront him now? Help!
Oct 3, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Slightly Lesser Mess” Edition I feel grossly underappreciated by my spouse. Should I leave him? Help!
Sep 26, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Obstinate Husbands” Edition I’m trying to get pregnant, but my anxious hubby is filling me with doubts. Help!
Sep 12, 12:52 PM Dear Prudence: The “Sister Misery” Edition My sister constantly complains about being an overworked mom but hates when I try to help out. Help!
Sep 5, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Done Raising Children” Edition Our daughter wants us to help raise her baby, but we’re retired and plan to move overseas. Help!
Aug 29, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Work Talk at Home” Edition My wife loves talking about her job, but I find it boring. Help!
Aug 22, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Leftover Food” Edition How can I stop my gossipy sister-in-law from embarrassing my neighbor in need? Help!
Aug 15, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Bare Minimum of Icy Neutrality” Edition My sister-in-law accidentally added me to a group text where she spoke ill of me. Help!
Aug 8, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Family Heirloom Accountant” Edition My accountant didn’t give me ownership of my business because I’m a woman. Help!
Aug 1, 8:07 AM Dear Prudence: The “Stoner Shame” Edition I want to join the marijuana industry, but my boyfriend has cut pot from his life. Help!
Jul 25, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Hots for My Cousin” Edition My first cousin and I can’t stop flirting, and it’s more than evident that we want to have sex. Help!
Jul 18, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Weapons-Grade Pettiness” Edition My neighbor’s girlfriend is tormenting me because I once had a fling with him. Help!
Jul 11, 8:01 AM Dear Prudence: The “Invisible Girl” Edition I left home because I was being treated unfairly, but I still miss my family. Help!
Jul 4, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Unexpected Inheritance” Edition Should I conceal my mother’s abuse to get a $10 million inheritance? Help!
Jun 27, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Is Cheating Ever OK?” Edition I’m engaged to a woman but having sexual fantasies about men. Help!
Jun 20, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Bullying Sister-in-Law” Edition My brother married a woman who used to torment me growing up. How do I forgive her? Help!
Jun 13, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Demeaning My Co-Workers” Edition I have an illness that causes me to forget names, and I feel I’m disrespecting everyone at work. Help!
Jun 6, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Crush On My Job Interviewer” Edition Is it inappropriate to ask out someone who could be my future boss? Help!
May 30, 12:00 PM Dear Prudence: The “Do I Buy the Ticket?” Edition I want to visit a close platonic friend I made in college, but my boyfriend is jealous of him. Help!
May 23, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Poly Wedding Invite Etiquette” Edition I don’t like the couple that my two good friends are dating—do I need to invite them to my wedding too? Help!
May 16, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “I Wanna Kidnap a Dog” Edition My family won’t get their dog fixed. Can I take it to the vet myself, without their permission? Help!
May 2, 11:14 AM Dear Prudence: The “Inspector Javert of Office Meatballs” Edition My co-worker gobbles up all our communal food—can I say something without embarrassing him? Help!
Apr 18, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Expensive Bulk Food Grazer” Edition My friend grabbed handfuls of nuts at the store and ate them without paying. Help!
Apr 11, 7:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Mommy Moocher” Edition My carpool and child care group keeps picking up the slack for one mom. What should we do? Help!
Apr 4, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Wizard Privilege” Edition My wife often makes classic book protagonists female. I’m worried our daughter will be confused when she reads them herself. Help!
Mar 21, 8:30 AM Dear Prudence: The “Spousal Acknowledgement” Edition My husband wasn’t helpful as I was writing my first book. Do I need to include him in the acknowledgements? Help!
Mar 14, 8:30 AM Dear Prudence: The “Holidays of Their Own Design” Edition My spouse’s family insists on taking photos with “blood relatives only.” Help!
Mar 7, 10:30 AM Dear Prudence: The “Early Summer Chicken” Edition How do I navigate work-life balance when my relationship causes conflicts of interest? Help!
Feb 28, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Nosy, Desk-Searching Boss” Edition How do I stop my boss from rummaging through my stuff whenever I’m not around? Help!
Feb 21, 12:00 PM Dear Prudence: The “Relentlessly Friendly Neighbor” Edition My neighbor is loud, pushy, and opinionated—how do I get her to leave me alone? Help!
Feb 14, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Not Your Mom” Edition I work long hours, but my husband still wants me to take on all the household responsibilities. Help!
Feb 7, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Not Unconditional Love” Edition The only praise I get from my parents is about academic or professional achievements. Help!
Jan 31, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The Live “Cruise Ship Romance” Edition I want my brother to come out to me, but I also want to respect his privacy. Help!
Jan 24, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Tepidly Panromantic” Edition I’m irritated that everyone values sexual romance over friendship. Help!
Jan 17, 12:00 PM Dear Prudence: The “Ongoing Fling With a Famous Person” Edition Can I maintain a secret relationship with a famous man without feeling left out of his glamorous life? Help!
Jan 10, 8:08 AM Dear Prudence: The “Reverse Kids Get Off My Lawn” Edition My neighbor loves my cats, but she’s encroaching on my personal space. Help!
Jan 3, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Eternally Engaged” Edition My fiancé has been putting off our wedding for five years. Help!
Dec 27, 11:31 AM Dear Prudence: The “Personal ATM” Edition I’ve given my friend thousands of dollars, and she keeps asking for more. Help!
Dec 20, 8:05 AM Dear Prudence: The “Selfish Sister” Edition My older sibling wasn’t a part of my life, but now she’s sick and wants to me tend to her every need. Help!
Dec 13, 7:45 AM Dear Prudence: The “Schrödinger’s Stolen Cat” Edition I took in an uncollared, unchipped cat as my own, but then I saw a “missing cat” poster that looked like my pet. Help!