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Dear Prudence: The “Open It Up” Edition

Do I need to tip every time an iPad gives me those pre-programmed options? Help!

Matt Albrecht and Hannah Malyn of the podcast Hannah and Matt Know It All join Prudie to advise on your inquiries. First up: I know I should end my friend-with-benefits relationship, but I don’t want to. How do I cut ties with an emotionally abusive friend? My trans teen is adopting a name that will offend my friend—should I say something? I’m in love with my child’s mother. And lastly: Am I supposed to tip every time an iPad asks me to?

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