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The “(Grand)Motherlode” Edition

My dad reconnected with his birth mother, but I have no interest in meeting her. Am I making a mistake? 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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In this week’s mini-episode, Prudence is joined by Ghazaleh Samandari, an integral development coach. Samandari has spent the past 15 years researching and advocating for women’s health and rights around the world.

Prudie and Samandari discuss a letter writer who is wondering if she has to get to know her newly discovered biological grandmother even though she doesn’t want to, and how to handle an estranged mother who reaches out, but your feelings scream “no.”

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