Dear Prudence video: A mother’s secret past.

Help! My Mom Had a Secret Husband Before My Dad.

Help! My Mom Had a Secret Husband Before My Dad.

Advice on manners and morals.
April 8 2015 2:21 PM

A Mother’s Secret Past

My mom had a husband before my dad, and never told me.

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In this week’s video, Prudie counsels a woman who discovers online that her mother was married to a man before her father.

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