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Dear Prudence: Live at the Now Hear This Podcast Festival

My wife doesn’t speak English, and I’m sick of translating. Can I divorce her?

Mallory and guest Samantha Powell come to you live from the Now Hear This festival in Anaheim, California. And a warning: Things get rowdy! An American man wonders if he can divorce his non-English-speaking wife because he’s tired of explaining things to her. Then, the reverse: A woman moved to her husband’s home country to care for his mom—now mom’s dead and she’s stuck there. Plus, an elopement throws an already dysfunctional family into disarray, writers complain of too little sex and too much money, the audience gets an earful of live advice, and more! Hear back episodes of Prudence at

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