Emily Yoffe Emily Yoffe

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

Dear Prudence
June 19 2014 6:00 AMA Real Ball and ChainA woman who won’t tell her fiancé she’s $250,000 in debt—and other wedding-season quandaries.
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June 16 2014 3:04 PMUnwelcome HomeMy sister-in-law won’t adopt a developmentally disabled child. As the parent of one, I’m offended.
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June 12 2014 7:28 AMFather FibberA loving dad who lied about his military service—and other Father’s Day conundrums.
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June 11 2014 6:08 AMFamily PassIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose husband slept with her half-sister.
Live Chats
June 10 2014 12:30 PMDear Prudence Live ChatSubmit your questions.
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June 5 2014 8:00 AMOffice StalkerI wouldn’t leave alone the woman I was mentoring. Can I still fix things?
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June 2 2014 3:56 PMRunaway GuestIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on a husband who refuses to stay at other people’s homes.
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May 28 2014 8:46 AMJeepers, PeepersIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband tried to secretly film a 19-year-old staying with them.
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May 22 2014 6:00 AMLet It GoI’m a 27-year-old woman, and I’ve never had an orgasm.
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May 19 2014 3:25 PMNo One Will BelieveIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman who fears telling anyone her brother-in-law came on to her would tear the family apart.
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May 13 2014 6:00 AMYou Talkin’ to Me?In a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who likes to think out loud—and gets flak from her boyfriend for it.
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May 9 2014 11:29 AMMothers-in-BrawlThe worst mothers-in-law in Dear Prudence history—and why they have such a bad reputation.
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May 8 2014 6:00 AMMama, Didn’t Mean to Make You CryA capricious mother figure, an unequal bequest, and cheap body disposal—just in time for Mother’s Day.
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May 5 2014 3:02 PMSweat TheftIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on the workplace theft of used gym underthings.
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April 29 2014 6:00 AMHere Today, Pawned TomorrowIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who already sold the jewelry her mother-in-law now wants back.
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June 17 2014 6:00 AMInsemination From Beyond the GraveIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman debating whether to have a baby using her dead husband’s sperm.
Live Chats
June 16 2014 12:45 PMDear Prudence Live ChatSubmit your questions.
Slate Picks
June 11 2014 10:14 AMSome Capital EatsSlate-sters dish on their favorite restaurants in Washington, D.C.
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June 10 2014 3:39 PMCampus EscortIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a father whose daughter wants to work as a paid companion to cover college tuition.
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June 9 2014 9:43 AMYour Infinite Capacity to Amaze MeIn a live chat, Emily Yoffe explains what still surprises her after years of writing the Dear Prudence column.
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June 3 2014 8:42 AMPortable EroticsIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who discovered her teen daughter using a hand mixer on herself.
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May 29 2014 6:00 AMFrankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give a DamnShould I warn the women I date that I’m a sociopath?
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May 27 2014 3:13 PMMoney vs. HoneyIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on whether to choose a dream job over a dream guy.
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May 20 2014 6:00 AMMistaken EcstasyIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose daughter overheard her having sex—and thought she was being slapped.
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May 15 2014 6:00 AMLies and ConsequencesMy teacher lost her job because I said she hurt me. It wasn’t true.
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May 12 2014 3:23 PMEverybody’s a CriticIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a happily married college grad whose parents still see her as a failure.
Behind the Scenes
May 8 2014 4:40 PMDear Prudence Talks Moms, Moms-in-Law, and MoreA Slate Plus exclusive: Listen to the Dear Prudence Mommy Dearest event, recorded live in Washington, D.C.
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May 6 2014 9:00 AMSwing This WayIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a couple who can hear their neighbors’ active sex life—and wonder if they’d share it.
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May 1 2014 6:00 AMRear View HorrorI was sexually abused at 14. Years passed, and he now has a family. Is it too late to say something?
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April 28 2014 3:03 PMBurning LoveIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man driven to lustful extremes by his wife’s habit of going naked when she gets “overheated.”




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Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 22 2014 8:07 AM Why Haven’t the Philadelphia Eagles Ever Won a Super Bowl?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 8:08 AM Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?” Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 7:47 AM Predicting the Future for the U.S. Government The strange but satisfying work of creating the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 22 2014 5:30 AM MAVEN Arrives at Mars
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.