Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence: The “Addiction Fatigue” Edition

My friend has been in and out of recovery since we were teens. I don’t know how to help her anymore. Help!

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Prudence is joined this week by San Francisco writer Laura Turner, who also happens to be Prudie’s older sister.

Together, they tackle letters about what actions to take when you’re friends with a married couple who abuse each other, what to do when your boss schedules the holiday party on your religious day of rest, whether you should have another baby when the fate of your marriage is uncertain, how to handle a father who posts his erotic artwork in social media along with family photos, how to break it to your husband that you’re no longer a vegetarian, and what to do when you’re exhausted from supporting your friend through her addictions.

Slate Plus members will hear Prudie and Turner discuss a letter writer who is wondering if she can avoid inviting a racist aunt to her wedding and not offend the rest of her family.

The full Dear Prudence podcast is available exclusively to Slate Plus members. Access all of Prudie’s podcasts and columns here.

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Production by Phil Surkis.