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.

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Sept. 12 2018 1:13 PMHelp! My Friend Can’t Keep a Job. Should I Tell Her That Her Personality Is the Problem?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Aug. 16 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Smart One
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Aug. 2 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Ex-Lover/New Colleague
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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.
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July 12 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: the Therapist and the Critical Friend
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June 28 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: the Brother-in-Law Who Downloaded Child Pornography
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June 21 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: the Bad Sister
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June 6 2018 12:00 PMHelp! It Breaks My Heart When My Sister Acts Like I Ruined Her Childhood.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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May 31 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: the Wedding Drama
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May 17 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: the Angry Wedding Guest
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May 10 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: Virgin Bikini Wax
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May 2 2018 12:30 PMHelp! Should I Tell the People Who Sexually Assaulted Me They’re at Risk for Chlamydia?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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April 19 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Cuckold
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March 28 2018 12:30 PMHelp! My Biological Mom Wants Me to Disown My Adoptive Mom.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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March 15 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Friend’s Abusive Boyfriend
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Aug. 30 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Stoner Boyfriend
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Aug. 15 2018 12:00 PMHelp! My Grandma Had an Ugly Photo of Our Wedding Framed. Can I Replace It?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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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 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.
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July 5 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: the Extrovert and the Introvert
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June 27 2018 12:00 PMHelp! Should I Move Back Home to Be Closer to My Aging Mom? Even if I Don’t Like It There?
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June 20 2018 12:01 PMHelp! I’m Worried My Neighbor’s Kids Are Taking Pictures of Me Gardening in the Nude.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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June 1 2018 12:30 PMHelp! A Distressed Teen I Met Online Might Move Across the Country to Be Closer to Me.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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May 23 2018 12:00 PMHelp! My Girlfriend Loves Rescuing Animals, but It’s Ruining Her Relationships—Including Ours.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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May 16 2018 12:00 PMHelp! Am I Queer Enough to Identify Myself as Queer on My Grad School Application?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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May 9 2018 11:45 AMHelp! I Took a DNA Test and the Results Turned My World Upside Down.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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April 26 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: the Mother-Daughter Pregnancies
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April 4 2018 12:00 PMHelp! Do I Have to Spend Holidays With My Partner’s Ex-Wife?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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March 22 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Defensive BossDear Prudence Uncensored: The Defensive Boss
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Feb. 28 2018 12:00 PMHelp! Mom Keeps Donating Money to Charity Instead of Paying Her Mortgage.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.

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