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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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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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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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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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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