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
Feb. 23 2018 12:00 PMHelp! I Love My Stepson, but He Just Won’t Shut Up.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Feb. 22 2018 6:00 AMBaby-sitting BurdenMy daughter just became a single mother—and she’s passing the responsibility on to me.
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Feb. 21 2018 8:00 AMHelp! Is It Ever OK to Catfish Mom?Read what Prudie had to say in Part 2 of this week’s live chat.
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Feb. 20 2018 2:00 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor February 26, 2018.
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Feb. 15 2018 6:00 AMBi, WeaklyI told all my friends that I’m gay—but now I’m interested in a woman. How do I tell them?
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Feb. 14 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Not Your Mom” EditionI work long hours, but my husband still wants me to take on all the household responsibilities. Help!
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Feb. 12 2018 3:15 PMHelp! A Stranger at the Gym Smells Terrible. How Should I Confront Her?Read what Prudie had to say in Part 1 of this week’s live chat.
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Feb. 8 2018 6:00 AMBlue PeriodWhen should I tell my new boyfriend about my depression?
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Feb. 7 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Not Unconditional Love” EditionThe only praise I get from my parents is about academic or professional achievements. Help!
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Feb. 5 2018 3:18 PMHelp! Why Won’t My Daughter-in-Law Let Me in the Delivery Room?Read what Prudie had to say in Part 1 of this week’s live chat.
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Feb. 1 2018 12:56 PMDying to Catch UpI’m worried about a long-lost friend. How can I reach out?
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Jan. 31 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The Live “Cruise Ship Romance” EditionI want my brother to come out to me, but I also want to respect his privacy. Help!
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Jan. 29 2018 3:41 PMHelp Not WantedPrudie counsels a letter writer who’s embarrassed to use government-sponsored insurance.
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Jan. 25 2018 10:26 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Lake House
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Jan. 24 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Tepidly Panromantic” EditionI’m irritated that everyone values sexual romance over friendship. Help!
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Feb. 22 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Worried Waitress
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Feb. 21 2018 12:00 PMDear Prudence: The “Relentlessly Friendly Neighbor” EditionMy neighbor is loud, pushy, and opinionated—how do I get her to leave me alone? Help!
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Feb. 20 2018 3:14 PMHelp! I Hate When Other Parents Joke About My 3-Year-Old Son’s “Girlfriend.”Read what Prudie had to say in Part 1 of this week’s live chat.
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Feb. 15 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: Who Moves the Moviegoer?
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Feb. 14 2018 12:30 PMHelp! Why Is My Friend Blaming Us for Her Bad Relationship? We Told Her to Dump Him.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Feb. 13 2018 8:00 AMHelp! I’m Not Ready to Let Grandma Babysit My Newborn.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 2 of this week’s live chat.
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Feb. 8 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Meter Reader–Phobe
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Feb. 7 2018 12:00 PMHelp! My Friend Called Off the Wedding—So Why Is She Still Dating Her Terrible Ex-Fiancé?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Feb. 6 2018 8:00 AMHelp! My Ex-Wife’s an Anti-Vaxxer. Now She Won’t Let My Son Get a Flu Shot.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 2 of this week’s live chat.
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Feb. 2 2018 4:16 PMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Embarrassing Subordinate
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Jan. 31 2018 12:30 PMHelp! I Deserve a Raise and All I Got Is a Lousy Cost of Living Adjustment.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Jan. 30 2018 8:00 AMHelp! My Boyfriend’s 14-Year-Old Son Is a Nazi.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 2 of this week’s live chat.
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Jan. 25 2018 10:26 AMUp in SmokeShould I let my pothead son burn through his college fund?
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Jan. 24 2018 11:43 AMHelp! My Sister Broke Our Lawn Mower, Didn’t Replace It, and Wants to Borrow More Stuff.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Jan. 23 2018 8:00 AMBitter and TryingPrudie advises a letter writer who feels anger toward other parents after her own fertility struggles.

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