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The “Sibling Jealousy” Edition

I’m very close to my sister, but she recently admitted that she feels intense jealousy toward me. What can I do? Help!


Episode Notes

This week’s mini-episode finds Prudence visited by Zelda Gillespie, an eighth grader who lives in Brooklyn with her two moms, two cats, two dogs, and one sister. She likes baking, Broadway musicals, and binge watching.

Prudie and Gillespie discuss a letter writer who’s wondering what to do about a friend who commits to a favor but then disappears, how to handle your anxiety over asking out a classmate before the semester ends, and how to navigate spending time with a sibling who admits to being jealous of you.

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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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