Dear Prudence

The “Klepto Niece” Edition

My teenage niece has been stealing from family and others for years. Now she’s finally gotten caught, and my sister-in-law says it’s my fault. Help!

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Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Noah Kulwin, the co-host of Blowback, a political history podcast. He’s also an associate editor at the Drift and a contributing editor at Jewish Currents.

Prudie and Kulwin dig into letters about what actions to take with a niece who has been stealing from family and neighbors for years, how to handle a stubborn dad who prioritizes his side hustles over seeing his grandkids, what to do when your husband refuses to stop wearing sacred underclothes despite having left the Mormon church years ago, and whether you should continue to see a guy that your family disapproves of.

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Production by Phil Surkis.

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