Dear Prudence

The “Couch Surfer” Edition

My fiancé falls asleep on the couch almost every night. We fight about it constantly. Help!

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Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Matt Martin, who recently launched Tilt, a new brand of public media by and for young people to help them navigate an out-of-balance economy. Martin has worked in public radio for many years, including a long stint as a station manager of KALW-FM in San Francisco.

Prudie and Martin dig into letters about how to handle an annoying coworker who you ghosted but now have to occasionally see at work, what to do with an estranged father who persistently tries to contact you, how to stay sane while living with your climate change-denying dad, how to handle a fiancé who falls asleep on the couch every night, and how to broach the subject of your inheritance with your estranged mother, who is also the executor of your father’s will.

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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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