Dropping everything for a relationship, on the Dear Prudence podcast.

“I Make Terrible Decisions and Can’t Seem to Stop,” on This Week’s Dear Prudie Podcast

“I Make Terrible Decisions and Can’t Seem to Stop,” on This Week’s Dear Prudie Podcast

Advice on manners and morals.
Aug. 24 2016 7:00 AM

Dear Prudence: The “Little Red Hen” Edition

A woman drops everything to move across the country for a relationship that didn’t work out—now what?

women who moved across the country for someone.

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A woman dropped family, friends, and job to move across the country for a relationship that didn’t work out—and things got worse from there. Is she doomed to make poor decisions for the rest of her life?

A man dies, and his obituary lists a woman who barely remembers him as “the love of his life.” Should she try to find out what happened or let him take his secret to the grave?

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A daughter mentioned long-term care insurance to her mom—and got an earful from her aunt about what a terrible person she is. Wait, what?

And finally, a nurse works 12 hours a day, then comes home and cares for her ungrateful family. Should she stay, should she go, or is there a middle path?

Dear Prudence and Slate’s Dan Kois consider these questions and issue some reminders: We’re all gonna die someday, and being a couple of hours late to a grown man’s birthday party is only a crime in the movies.

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