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Help! Was I Wrong to Buy My Son’s Girlfriend a Pregnancy Test?

Help! Was I Wrong to Buy My Son’s Girlfriend a Pregnancy Test?

Advice on manners and morals.
June 14 2017 7:00 AM

Dear Prudence: The “Call 311” Edition

I bought my son’s girlfriend a pregnancy test and her mom found out. Help!

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Thinkstock.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Thinkstock.

First, an opening statement from Prudence on the merits of 3-D movies set in B.C. times. Then, your letters: When is it OK to ask for exclusivity in a relationship? Can I cut down my reclusive neighbor’s dead tree? I’m trying to get back into the dating world, but I’ve never used Tinder—how do I do this? My mom’s chosen a nickname for my son that reminds me too much of my belated father. My boyfriend wants to be a “known” sperm donor for his friend, but I’m against it. I want to protect my little brother from failing in his music tour, but he won’t listen. I bought my son’s girlfriend a pregnancy test and her mom found out—did I do something wrong?

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