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The “Covert Transition” Edition

My stepson secretly told me he’s transitioning. I don’t know how his father will take the news. 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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This week’s mini-episode finds Prudence joined by Calvin Kasulke, a writer, podcast producer, and transsexual living in Brooklyn. His work has been featured in outlets including Mel magazine, Vice, Electric Literature, and BuzzFeed.

Prudie and Kasulke discuss a letter writer who’s wondering if setting time boundaries with friends can also look like icing them out and what to consider when your stepson has confided in you that he’s transitioning but hasn’t told the rest of the family.

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