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 and The Merry Spinster.

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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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Feb. 22 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Worried Waitress
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Feb. 14 2018 12:30 PMHelp! Why Is My Friend Blaming Us for Her Bad Relationship? We Told Her to Dump Him.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Jan. 25 2018 10:26 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Lake House
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Jan. 1 2018 10:30 AMHelp! Whose Parents Are Supposed to Pay for the Reception at a Gay Wedding?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Dec. 20 2017 8:05 AMDear Prudence: The “Selfish Sister” EditionMy older sibling wasn’t a part of my life, but now she’s sick and wants to me tend to her every need. Help!
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Dec. 6 2017 12:30 PMHelp! I Lost a Tooth, and It’s Ruining My Dating Life.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Nov. 22 2017 12:30 PMHelp! My Closeted Boyfriend Was Only Dating Me Because He Wanted to Be Straight.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Nov. 8 2017 12:30 PMHelp! I’m a Medical Professional, and I’m Starting to Hate My Patients.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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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. 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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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. 20 2017 12:30 PMHelp! My Fiancé Wants to Wear a Kilt to Our Wedding.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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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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Feb. 15 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: Who Moves the Moviegoer?
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Feb. 8 2018 6:01 AMDear Prudence Uncensored: The Meter Reader–Phobe
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Jan. 5 2018 6:06 PMHelp! Everyone Keeps Telling Me to Go to Therapy—Please Make It Stop!Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Dec. 20 2017 12:30 PMHelp! My Boyfriend Doesn’t Think Trump Is Racist. I Should Dump Him, Right?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Dec. 14 2017 3:30 PMHelp! I’m Graduating College. He’s Graduating High School. Should I Ask Him Out?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Nov. 29 2017 12:30 PMHelp! I’m Tired of Being His Secret Girlfriend.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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Nov. 15 2017 10:14 AMHelp! My Friend Is About to Marry Someone Awful—and He Wants Me to Officiate the Wedding.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
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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. 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. 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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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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Sept. 13 2017 12:50 PMHelp! Why Do Strangers on the Bus Insist on Making Small Talk?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.

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