Dear Prudence

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The “Professional Purgatory” Edition

I feel I am way too old and overqualified for this stupid starter job. When can I quit? Help!

Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Grace Lavery, a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley whose new memoir, Please Miss, will be published by Seal Press in 2022.

Prudie and Lavery discuss a letter writer who’s wondering how long they should stay in a job that isn’t fulfilling, and another letter writer who no longer finds his wife physically attractive.

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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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