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The “Boyfriend Be Clean!” Edition

My partner is often “too busy” to shower and will go days without brushing his teeth. How do I get him to change his hygienic habits? Help!

Episode Notes

This week’s mini-episode finds Prudence visited by Harron Walker, an award-winning freelance journalist who lives in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in GQ, Esquire, and Out, and she is a longtime Jezebel contributor.

Prudie and Walker discuss a letter writer who is wondering how to approach her boyfriend about his lack of hygiene and whether you should you try to connect with your estranged daughter who only asks you for money when she’s in trouble.

Access all of Prudie’s podcasts and columns here.

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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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