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The “Overzealous Grandma” Edition

My mother tends to make everything about her, and now it’s happening with my pregnancy. Help!

Episode Notes

This week’s mini episode find Prudence joined by Nichole Perkins and Bim Adewunmi, hosts of the Slate podcast Thirst Aid Kit.

Prudie, Perkins, and Adewunmi tackle letters about what actions to take when you’re ready for divorce but your spouse still wants to make it work, and how to handle a mom who is overly invested in caring for your new baby.

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Production by Phil Surkis.

About the Show

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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  • Bim Adewunmi is a radio producer and playwright, and co-host of Thirst Aid Kit.

  • Nichole Perkins is a writer and co-host of the podcasts Thirst Aid Kit and the Waves.