Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence: The “Do I Buy the Ticket?” Edition

I want to visit a close platonic friend I made in college, but my boyfriend is jealous of him. Help!

Prudence is joined this week by researcher and writer Jamie Fisher. Together they take on questions about whether to visit a close platonic friend who makes your partner jealous, how to talk to your partner about the fact that sex might be off the table, what to do when your fiancé’s family doesn’t understand your trauma from a childhood dog attack, and how to find peace and joy when dating has proven unsuccessful.

Slate Plus members will hear Prudie and Jamie discuss additional voicemails—one about how to deal with strangers who constantly mistake me for being pregnant, and another from a college student trying to decide if they should take classes for their major or just for fun.

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