Dear Prudence

The “Urine My Chair” Edition

Out of the blue, my boss accused me of slandering a co-worker and peeing in a chair at my station. Help!

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Whether it’s a challenge with a lover, a fight with a difficult roommate or boss, or you just like to hear about the challenges other people face, Dear Prudence is the podcast for you. Every week, Prudie and special guests answer questions about relationships, sex, work, family, and life.

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Prudence is joined this week by Amira El-Sayed, a German Egyptian Londoner who advises organizations around the world on how they can have a positive social impact.

Prudie and El-Sayed dig into letters about what to do when you overhear your friend’s hair stylist saying rude things about her, how to handle a friend who wants reimbursement for the travel points you thought she’d gifted to you, what to do about a mother who demands praise for every little thing she does, what actions to take when your boss accuses you of urinating in your chair, and how to get a former flame to leave the condo that you initially let her stay in rent-free.

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Production by Phil Surkis.