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
Nov. 6 2017 3:03 PMCancerous QuacksPrudie counsels a letter writer whose brother’s girlfriend is refusing to treat her cancer with modern medicine.
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Nov. 1 2017 12:00 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Thinks I’m a 7.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Oct. 31 2017 8:25 AMJarring AngerPrudie advises a letter writer whose normally sweet husband loses his temper with cyclists, pedestrians, and other strangers.
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Oct. 26 2017 6:00 AMMoving ViolationI brought my ex-boyfriend to help my widowed friend clear out her house, and he helped himself to her stuff.
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Oct. 25 2017 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Go Dutch” EditionMy friend forces me to share a dish whenever she’s supposed to foot the bill. Help!
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Oct. 23 2017 2:27 PMPersonal DisclosurePrudie counsels a letter writer on having to divulge her abortions to her spouse.
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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.
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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.
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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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Nov. 2 2017 6:00 AMPerfectly Sexless99 percent of our marriage is amazing—it’s just this one small thing.
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Nov. 1 2017 8:01 AMDear Prudence: The “Friend of the Devil” EditionPsychics keep trying to donate to my Christian organization. Help!
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Oct. 30 2017 3:28 PMThe Bath Runneth OverPrudie counsels a letter writer whose boyfriend’s sister has been a duplicitous and ungrateful host.
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Oct. 25 2017 10:02 AMHelp! My Crush Is Being Harassed by a Creepy Colleague. Is Now a Bad Time to Ask Her Out?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Oct. 24 2017 8:00 AMThe Birds and the BeesPrudie advises a letter writer on what to do when her child asks about sex.
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Oct. 19 2017 6:00 AMBefore 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. 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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