Mallory Ortberg
Mallory Ortberg Mallory Ortberg

Mallory Ortberg, Slate’s Dear Prudence, is co-founder of the Toast and the author of Texts From Jane Eyre.

Dear Prudence
Oct. 18 2017 12:53 PMBefore the FallMy 91-year-old mother can’t take care of herself—and she won’t let us help her.
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Oct. 18 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Rich Girl” EditionMy brother-in-law married rich and won’t shut up about his new lavish lifestyle. Help!
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Oct. 17 2017 8:00 AMMore Than a HashtagPrudie advises a letter writer who doesn’t want to “come out” as a survivor via social media.
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Oct. 13 2017 8:02 AMHelp! My Emotionally Draining Friends Turn Every Get-Together Into a Therapy Session.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Oct. 11 2017 12:00 PMDear Prudence: The “On the Nose” EditionMy adult friend carries a doll with her and pretends it’s real. Help!
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Oct. 10 2017 2:45 PMSimplex TransmissionPrudie counsels a letter writer who isn’t sure when is the right time to disclose an STD to a prospective romantic partner.
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Oct. 4 2017 12:30 PMHelp! My Mom Won’t Let My Boyfriend Sleep in My Room When We Visit.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Oct. 3 2017 8:13 AMWater Cooler CounselPrudie advises a letter writer who wants to help a young, struggling co-worker make an informed choice about a pregancy.
Live Chats
Oct. 2 2017 12:00 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor October 2, 2017
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Sept. 28 2017 6:00 AMBad SeedMy daughter calls my wife and her kids racist names. I still love her, but I’m at the end of my rope.
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Sept. 27 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Hot Mess” EditionMy wife came out after four years of marriage. How do I let go of the life I imagined for us?
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Sept. 25 2017 4:43 PMMiddle Ground ShakedownPrudie counsels a letter writer whose husband thinks his wife-beating best friend deserves their support and forgiveness.
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Sept. 21 2017 6:00 AMBehind Her BackMy wife won’t let me indulge my fantasies. Can I look elsewhere?
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Sept. 20 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Sunk Cost” EditionEvery time our wedding date approaches, my fiancé finds a way to put it off. Help!
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Sept. 18 2017 3:14 PMMargaritaville or Bust?Prudie counsels a single mom who is trying to outrun a midlife crisis.
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Oct. 18 2017 12:05 PMHelp! My Housemate Thinks I’m Heartless Because I Won’t Support His “Bro.”Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Live Chats
Oct. 17 2017 3:15 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor October 23, 2017.
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Oct. 16 2017 3:03 PMParty BouncerPrudie counsels a letter writer who wants to keep children out while the adults are drinking.
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Oct. 12 2017 6:00 AMDouble TroubleI’m kind of in love with both of my roommates.
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Oct. 11 2017 8:00 AMHead-Turning LiePrudie advises a letter writer who keeps lying to a girlfriend about being attracted to her.
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Oct. 5 2017 6:00 AMDWB 101I’m worried my teenage daughter’s boyfriend will get pulled over for driving while black.
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Oct. 4 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Good Grief” EditionA stranger got mad at me for not letting her child use my iPad. Help!
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Oct. 2 2017 4:12 PMTwofold HeartachePrudie counsels a letter writer who can’t get past a crush on her twin sister’s girlfriend.
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Sept. 29 2017 1:00 PMThe “Sunk Costs” TranscriptRead what Prudie and Lindy West had to say about period shaming, defining rape, and an interminable engagement.
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Sept. 27 2017 1:06 PMHelp! I Want to Ask My Stepdad to Adopt Me, but I’m Worried He’ll Say No.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Sept. 26 2017 7:42 AMAbrupt TransitionPrudie advises a letter writer whose transgender partner doesn’t seem like “a real trans case.”
Live Chats
Sept. 25 2017 12:00 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor September 25, 2017.
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Sept. 20 2017 12:30 PMHelp! My Fiancé Wants to Wear a Kilt to Our Wedding.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Sept. 19 2017 8:32 AMPhallic FearsPrudie advises a woman who was mortified to learn the true reason why her fiancé doesn’t want to have a son.
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Sept. 18 2017 12:00 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor September 18, 2017.

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