Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence: The “Overloaded Friend” Edition

Should I tell my wife that our neighbor tried to kiss me? Help!

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Prudence is joined this week by journalist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini. Fiorentini is a correspondent on National Geographic’s Explorer and a regular guest on The Young Turks. She’s also the host and creator of The Bitchuation Room podcast.

Together, they take on letters about how to handle a neighbor who keeps trying to kiss you and is also your wife’s good friend, whether you should tell your friend that her porn- and weed-addicted fiancé might not be the one, what to do when your girlfriend’s needy family is keeping your relationship from advancing, and what to do when the treehouse once used by your grandchildren is now causing tension with your neighbors.


Slate Plus members will hear Prudie and Fiorentini discuss a letter writer who is wondering if her tendency to cry easily will jeopardize her ability to secure a new job.

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Production by Phil Surkis.