Dear Prudence

The “Cats in the Kitchen” Edition

My parents refuse to eat at my house because of my cats. Help!

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Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Uma Kondabolu, the mother of comedian and prior Prudie guest Hari Kondabolu.

Prudie and Kondabolu tackle letters about how to hold boundaries with a daughter who keeps begging for money, how to handle parents who won’t eat at your home because you allow cats in the kitchen, what to do when you’re put off by your family’s love of owning firearms, what to consider when your husband’s will leaves everything to his elderly parents and not your own children, what to consider when your boyfriend gets his ex-wife pregnant at the same time you’re carrying his baby, and what actions to take when you discover that your wife is a functioning alcoholic.

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Production by Phil Surkis.

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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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