Dear Prudence

Dear Prudence: The “Wedding Day Drunk” Edition

I don’t frequently drink, but I got too tipsy at my daughter’s wedding and said things I now regret. Help!

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Prudence is joined this week by Chrissy Macken, who runs a career coaching consultancy in Washington with a focus on helping professionals break free from toxic work environments.

Together, they dig into letters about how to move past the embarrassment of drunken behavior on your daughter’s wedding day, how to set boundaries with a business partner you also have a searing crush on, what to do about co-workers who constantly interrupt your private headphone time, how to get out of carpooling with a co-worker who dumps her woes on you every morning, and what actions to take when you discover co-workers making fun of your disability on social media. Also, Prudie plays a voicemail from a listener who feels her friend “overapologizes” in most situations.

Slate Plus members will hear Prudie and Macken discuss a letter writer who’s disappointed that her friends aren’t celebrating her home purchase in the same way she celebrated their major life events.

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Production by Phil Surkis.