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Help! I Want to Break Up With My Partner—but Without Me He’ll Be Destitute

Help! I Want to Break Up With My Partner—but Without Me He’ll Be Destitute

Advice on manners and morals.
Dec. 14 2016 7:31 AM

Dear Prudence: The “Death, Sex, and Money” Edition

Anna Sale joins Prudie to answer questions about breakups and boundaries.

Destitute man
Destitute man

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How do you tell your dad you don’t want to be walked down the aisle? How do you tell your best friends you can’t manage all of their problems at once? How do you tell your father-in-law you don’t have an open-door policy at home?

Then, breakups: How do you break up with someone who depends on you for everything? And can you break up with a sister? Mallory is joined by Anna Sale, host of the WNYC podcast Death, Sex & Money, to tackle these questions. Plus, some life advice from Mallory’s favorite satirical biopic.

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