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Help! My Boss Keeps “Joking” About Stealing My Baby.

Help! My Boss Keeps “Joking” About Stealing My Baby.

Advice on manners and morals.
Sept. 13 2017 8:00 AM

Dear Prudence: The “Rumpelstiltskin” Edition

How do I get my supervisor to stop threatening to take my baby? Help!

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Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Thinkstock.

First up this week: My boss keeps joking about wanting to take my baby. Should I tell potential employers I had a stalker? I accidentally introduced the kids I coach to a mature topic—now all of their parents are mad at me. My husband’s kids found out he smokes weed, and he’s blaming me for it. I want to tell my grandpa I’m gay, but I’m afraid it might kill him. How do I put an end to the ongoing social justice one-upmanship by my friends? I’m a bisexual man who practices very safe sex—do I need to tell casual partners about my orientation?

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