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The “Mean After Surgery” Edition

We took in my sister-in-law after she suffered a stroke. My husband has gone above and beyond for her, but she’s incredibly cruel to him. Help!

Episode Notes

This week’s miniepisode finds Prudence visited by Rachel Fershleiser, who works in book publishing, is the co-creator of the Six-Word Memoir project, and once made a zine about soup.

Prudie and Fershleiser discuss a letter writer who is wondering how to care for a sister-in-law who is treating her cruelly following a brain surgery, and whether you should cut off relations with your mother for breaking your trust, as it might mean losing your entire extended family.

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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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