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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!
Dec 6, 8:05 AM Dear Prudence: The “Dirty Secret” Edition I cheated on my partner, but I want to break up for other reasons. Do I need to come clean? Help!
Nov 29, 12:21 PM Dear Prudence: The “Oh Roger” Edition How do I tell my kids that their dad is getting remarried just three weeks after our divorce? Help!
Nov 22, 8:03 AM Dear Prudence: The “Master of Disaster” Edition My friend is a total klutz. How do I explain I don’t want her holding my newborn? Help!
Nov 15, 8:02 AM Dear Prudence: The “Drama Tornado” Edition I shared some confidential information with my therapist, and then she told my dad. Help!
Nov 8, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Wishin’ Boot” Edition My current company is considering hiring my old boss from hell. Help!
Nov 1, 8:01 AM Dear Prudence: The “Friend of the Devil” Edition Psychics keep trying to donate to my Christian organization. Help!
Oct 18, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” Edition My brother-in-law married rich and won’t shut up about his new lavish lifestyle. Help!
Oct 11, 12:00 PM Dear Prudence: The “On the Nose” Edition My adult friend carries a doll with her and pretends it’s real. Help!
Oct 4, 8:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Good Grief” Edition A stranger got mad at me for not letting her child use my iPad. Help!
Sep 6, 11:00 AM Dear Prudence: The “Checking In” Edition My husband obsessively tags people on social media—often against their will, and even after he inadvertently exposed a friend’s affair.
Aug 30, 8:45 AM Dear Prudence: The “Pray on This” Edition My boyfriend took pictures of me before we were dating. Is he a stalker? Help!
Aug 23, 7:30 AM Dear Prudence: The “Strangers on a Train” Edition I’m a cancer survivor. How do I get people to stop commenting on my hair growing back? Help!
Aug 16, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Feelings Roulette” Edition I’m not sad my husband died. Am I heartless? Help!
Aug 9, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Panoply of Deviance” Edition I’m in love with a prude—how do I spice up our sex life? Help!
Aug 2, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Mulligan” Edition I once told my tomboy friend no one would have sex with her, but now she’s a babe. Can I ask her out? Help!
Jul 26, 7:15 AM Dear Prudence: The “Radical Unfriendliness” Edition Strangers keep telling me I’m not brown enough to be Indian. Help!