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Dear Prudence: The “Is This a Real Question?” Edition

What do you do when your gay son wants to go to a religious college?

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Mallory assesses the emotional fitness of people who spill drinks on themselves and tackles your questions with Alison Green of Ask a Manager. What to tell a letter-writer whose gay son wants to go to a religious college? Is the letter about “a series of Spider-Man piss revelations” real or fake? How do you manage a recently dumped friend whose behavior is endangering others? And why did Panera hire that bizarre-sounding woman to talk about “clean salads”?

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