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Wed Aug 15 08:00:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed Aug 08 08:00:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Family Heirloom Accountant” Edition My accountant didn’t give me ownership of my business because I’m a woman. Help!
Wed Aug 01 08:07:08 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Stoner Shame” Edition I want to join the marijuana industry, but my boyfriend has cut pot from his life. Help!
Wed Jul 25 08:00:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed Jul 18 08:00:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Weapons-Grade Pettiness” Edition My neighbor’s girlfriend is tormenting me because I once had a fling with him. Help!
Wed Jul 11 08:01:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Invisible Girl” Edition I left home because I was being treated unfairly, but I still miss my family. Help!
Wed Jul 04 08:00:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Unexpected Inheritance” Edition Should I conceal my mother’s abuse to get a $10 million inheritance? Help!
Wed Jun 27 08:00:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Is Cheating Ever OK?” Edition I’m engaged to a woman but having sexual fantasies about men. Help!
Wed Jun 20 08:00:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed Jun 13 08:00:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed Jun 06 08:00:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Crush On My Job Interviewer” Edition Is it inappropriate to ask out someone who could be my future boss? Help!
Wed May 30 12:00:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed May 23 07:00:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed May 16 08:00:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed May 02 11:14:06 EDT 2018 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!
Wed Apr 18 07:00:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Expensive Bulk Food Grazer” Edition My friend grabbed handfuls of nuts at the store and ate them without paying. Help!
Wed Apr 11 07:00:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed Apr 04 08:00:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed Mar 21 08:30:00 EDT 2018 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!
Wed Mar 14 08:30:00 EDT 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Holidays of Their Own Design” Edition My spouse’s family insists on taking photos with “blood relatives only.” Help!
Wed Mar 07 10:30:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Early Summer Chicken” Edition How do I navigate work-life balance when my relationship causes conflicts of interest? Help!
Wed Feb 28 08:00:00 EST 2018 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!
Wed Feb 21 12:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Relentlessly Friendly Neighbor” Edition My neighbor is loud, pushy, and opinionated—how do I get her to leave me alone? Help!
Wed Feb 14 08:00:00 EST 2018 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!
Wed Feb 07 08:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Not Unconditional Love” Edition The only praise I get from my parents is about academic or professional achievements. Help!
Wed Jan 31 08:00:00 EST 2018 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!
Wed Jan 24 08:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Tepidly Panromantic” Edition I’m irritated that everyone values sexual romance over friendship. Help!
Wed Jan 17 12:00:00 EST 2018 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!
Wed Jan 10 08:08:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Reverse Kids Get Off My Lawn” Edition My neighbor loves my cats, but she’s encroaching on my personal space. Help!
Wed Jan 03 08:00:00 EST 2018 Dear Prudence: The “Eternally Engaged” Edition My fiancé has been putting off our wedding for five years. Help!
Wed Dec 27 11:31:44 EST 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Personal ATM” Edition I’ve given my friend thousands of dollars, and she keeps asking for more. Help!
Wed Dec 20 08:05:00 EST 2017 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!
Wed Dec 13 07:45:00 EST 2017 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!
Wed Dec 06 08:05:00 EST 2017 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!
Wed Nov 29 12:21:38 EST 2017 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!
Wed Nov 22 08:03:00 EST 2017 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!
Wed Nov 15 08:02:00 EST 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Drama Tornado” Edition I shared some confidential information with my therapist, and then she told my dad. Help!
Wed Nov 08 08:00:00 EST 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Wishin’ Boot” Edition My current company is considering hiring my old boss from hell. Help!
Wed Nov 01 08:01:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Friend of the Devil” Edition Psychics keep trying to donate to my Christian organization. Help!
Wed Oct 18 08:00:00 EDT 2017 Dear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” Edition My brother-in-law married rich and won’t shut up about his new lavish lifestyle. Help!