Daniel Mallory Ortberg
Daniel Mallory Ortberg

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

Dear Prudence
Aug. 14 2018 6:00 AMHelp! My Soon-to-Be Ex Wants Me to Be Friends With His Mistress.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 2 of this week’s live chat.
Dear Prudence
Aug. 9 2018 6:00 AMMy Friend Accused My Daughter of Sleeping With Her HusbandRead Prudie’s column for Aug. 9.
Dear Prudence
Aug. 2 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Ex-Lover/New Colleague
Dear Prudence
Aug. 1 2018 12:00 PMHelp! My Mother’s Fiancé Insists on Americanizing My Daughter’s Name.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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July 31 2018 6:12 AMHelp! My Wife Wants to Give Our Son the Same Name as a Porn Star’s.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 2 of this week’s live chat.
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July 26 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Lonely Military Husband
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July 25 2018 12:00 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Kept Me a Secret From His Mom.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dear Prudence
July 24 2018 5:57 AMHelp! My Idiot Husband Gave My Heirloom Jewelry to His Mistress.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 2 of this week’s live chat.
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July 19 2018 11:19 AMHelp! My Husband Won’t Let Me Leave the Room When We Fight.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Dear Prudence
July 19 2018 6:00 AMSchrödinger’s ClosetI’m worried my daughter’s boyfriend is gay. How do I tell her?
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July 17 2018 6:25 AMHelp! My Girlfriend Got Wasted and Made a Horrible First Impression With My Parents.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 2 of this week’s live chat.
Dear Prudence
July 12 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: the Therapist and the Critical Friend
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July 11 2018 12:00 PMHelp! I’m Worried My Aunt Is Going to Serve My Son Spoiled Meat.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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July 10 2018 6:54 AMHelp! My Boyfriend Threw a Coffee Mug During an Argument. Am I in Danger?Read what Prudie had to say in Part 2 of this week’s live chat.
Dear Prudence
July 5 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: the Extrovert and the Introvert
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Aug. 13 2018 3:48 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Insists He’s 6 Feet Tall. He’s Not.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 1 of this week’s live chat.
Dear Prudence
Aug. 8 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Family Heirloom Accountant” EditionMy accountant didn’t give me ownership of my business because I’m a woman. Help!
Dear Prudence
Aug. 2 2018 6:00 AMI’m Working With My Ex-Lover. Should I Tell My Fiancé?Prudie’s column for Aug. 2.
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Aug. 1 2018 8:07 AMDear Prudence: The “Stoner Shame” EditionI want to join the marijuana industry, but my boyfriend has cut pot from his life. Help!
Dear Prudence
July 30 2018 3:29 PMHelp! My Friend Is Throwing the Lavish Wedding of Her Dreams. She’s Also Bankrupt.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 1 of this week’s live chat.
Dear Prudence
July 26 2018 6:00 AMMy Best Friend’s Son Is Stalking My Daughter—and My Friend Calls It Puppy LoveRead Prudie’s column for July 26.
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July 25 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Hots for My Cousin” EditionMy first cousin and I can’t stop flirting, and it’s more than evident that we want to have sex. Help!
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July 23 2018 2:40 PMHelp! My Husband and I Are in an Open Relationship, but He’s the Only One Getting Laid.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 1 of this week’s live chat.
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July 19 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Nonsexual Crush
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July 18 2018 8:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Weapons-Grade Pettiness” EditionMy neighbor’s girlfriend is tormenting me because I once had a fling with him. Help!
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July 16 2018 4:24 PMHelp! My Husband Lost $20,000 Making Secret Bets on Sports.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 1 of this week’s live chat.
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July 12 2018 6:00 AMOne Smooch Over the LineI kissed another man, twice. Now my husband wants a divorce.
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July 11 2018 8:01 AMDear Prudence: The “Invisible Girl” EditionI left home because I was being treated unfairly, but I still miss my family. Help!
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July 9 2018 3:45 PMHelp! My Very Devout Husband Doesn’t Know I’m Faking My Religious Belief.Read what Prudie had to say in Part 1 of this week’s live chat.
Dear Prudence
July 5 2018 6:00 AMKeeping It in the FamilyMy cousin is telling people I’m the father of her unborn baby.

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