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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

Every week, Danny M. Lavery brings on a guest to answer questions from listeners before diving into conversation about relationships, dissatisfaction, drives, regrets, estrangement, embarrassment, self-assessments, and feelings from the monumental to the minute.

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