Emily Yoffe Emily Yoffe

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

Dear Prudence
April 24 2014 6:00 AMA Is for AmenWe stopped our kid’s teacher from conducting class prayer, and now our Southern town hates us.
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April 21 2014 3:14 PMBlood Test of LoveIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband won’t feel affection for their child without proof he’s the dad.
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April 17 2014 6:00 AMFleece UWe can’t afford our son’s private college tuition. Should we go into debt?
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April 15 2014 6:00 AMMan UpIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who thinks the bedroom is the one place her husband should take charge.
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April 10 2014 6:00 AMNaked FearMy fiancée has never seen me in the buff. What will she think?
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April 7 2014 2:59 PMWeak WillIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on a wealthy, negligent father’s skimpy bequest.
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April 1 2014 6:00 AMTwin SwapIn a live chat, Prudie advises a man whose girlfriend first slept with his brother—but doesn’t know.
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March 27 2014 6:00 AMWon’t You Be My LoverMy neighbor is the first decent man I’ve known. But what if he doesn’t want me?
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March 24 2014 2:35 PMFree Not to Be Child-FreeIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman who thinks she might want a baby after all, despite her husband.
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March 20 2014 6:00 AMNeed to KnowMy ex didn’t reveal she was transgender—until her sister told me.
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March 17 2014 3:20 PMPoly, Pregnant, and ProudIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman grossed out by her sister’s choice to raise a family with two men.
Dear Prudence
March 11 2014 6:00 AMBiggest LoserIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend keeps pressing her to shed pounds.
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March 6 2014 6:00 AMMoney HoneyMy friends say my boyfriend is a freeloader. How do I get them to back off?
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March 3 2014 2:56 PMThe Price of PrestigeIn a live chat, Prudie offers advice on how important it is for a teen to attend an expensive Ivy League summer program.
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Feb. 25 2014 6:00 AMFecal AphrodisiacIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend wants sex whenever she finishes with the bathroom.
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April 22 2014 6:00 AMInvoluntary ServiceIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend’s parents are planning a wedding for them against their will.
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April 17 2014 1:51 PM“I’ve Never Told Anyone This Story the Way I’m Telling You”What happened when Dear Prudence reached out to her readers about their stories of family abuse.
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April 16 2014 11:22 AMWe Wanted to Welcome You to Slate Plus… So we created these videos just for you, members!
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April 14 2014 2:58 PMThe Un-GiverIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend gave her a tooth for their anniversary.
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April 8 2014 6:00 AMHis Kids, Her BurdenIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a man whose second wife doesn’t love his children.
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April 3 2014 6:00 AMFamily SpiesMy mother-in-law found out my baby’s sex against my wishes—and then told everyone.
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March 31 2014 3:12 PMThe Ideal HusbandIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman debating whether to end her engagement after meeting another man.
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March 25 2014 6:00 AMDie, Philandering LouseIn a live chat, Prudie advises a woman who hopes her cheating ex suffers a painful death.
March 24 2014 1:06 PMThe Obsession Over Missing Flight MH370Why our brains just cannot let this mystery go.
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March 18 2014 6:00 AMColor Me BadIn a live chat, Prudie advises a man whose wife commissioned a gruesome portrait of him.
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March 13 2014 6:00 AMForeign AffairMy husband has fallen in love with our 16-year-old exchange student.
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March 10 2014 3:25 PMShoot the MessengerIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a woman whose husband texts his female co-worker all the time.
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March 4 2014 8:09 AM’Twas Months After ChristmasIn a live chat, Prudie counsels a letter writer who wants the neighbors to take down their holiday decorations.
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Feb. 27 2014 6:00 AMNight CrawlerMy daughter slept at a friend’s and woke up to a man tickling her.
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Feb. 24 2014 3:20 PMBed and Break-InIn a live chat, Prudie advises a letter writer who caught a hotel employee sniffing sheets and pillows.



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

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

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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