Dear Prudence podcast: The “On the Nose” edition.

Help! My Adult Friend Pretends Her Doll Is Real.

Help! My Adult Friend Pretends Her Doll Is Real.

Advice on manners and morals.
Oct. 11 2017 12:00 PM

Dear Prudence: The “On the Nose” Edition

My adult friend carries a doll with her and pretends it’s real. Help!


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This week, Washington Post writer Amanda Erickson joins Prudie to jump into your letters. First up: I punched an emotionally abusive family member in the face—how do I make it up to her? Should I tell my friend I heard that her co-workers are trash talking her? How do I get my in-laws to stop calling my biracial children “little monkeys”? I’m tired of people telling me I’ll regret shutting out my abusive parents. My mom is neglecting my kid sister—what do I do? And finally, my adult friend carries a doll with her everywhere, and I’m worried about her.

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