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The “Not Loving the Age Gap” Edition

We just found out that our middle-aged friends started dating when she was 15—and he was 26. Help!

Episode Notes

This week’s mini-episode finds Prudence visited by Anna Hetherington, who has a doctorate in Renaissance art history, wants to teach visual literacy to the world, and is pretty obsessed with her dog Wilson, sweetened condensed milk, and her friends.

Prudie and Hetherington discuss a letter writer who’s wondering what to do with a coworker who eats food in an office that’s not his own but denies it, and what to consider when you discover that your now middle-aged friends started dating when they were 15 and 26.

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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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