Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence: The “Hardly Working” Edition

I secretly love not having a demanding job. Help!

First, an endorsement for more men to have rivalries over jewelry-giving. Then, Prudence is joined by writer Ashley C. Ford to answer your work questions: My work suffered because I have depression, and my bosses noticed—should I be open with them about what happened? I’m overqualified for my job but love the happiness it affords me—should I be more ambitious?

Plus, what to do when you’re stuck with the dramatic girl on a group project. Is it wrong to block your boyfriend because he gets jealous of your Facebook interactions? And can you help me understand what it means to be trans?

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