Big Mood, Little Mood

The “Abortion Support” Edition

My reckless teenage son got his girlfriend pregnant. Am I wrong for refusing to pay for the abortion? Help!


Episode Notes

Prudence is joined this week by Karen K. Ho, a business and economics reporter for Quartz based in New York City. She has been published in Time, GQ, Glamour, Vox, Toronto Life, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Columbia Journalism Review and the new, critically acclaimed true crime anthology Unspeakable Acts.

Prudie and Ho tackle letters about how to decide if you will pay for your son’s girlfriend’s abortion, should you wait to break up with your boyfriend until he leaves the job that you both share, what to consider when your wife doesn’t like your tendency to be calm when she is upset, how to reconcile your feelings with a mom who will never understand the pain she caused you growing up, should you let your now-estranged husband see you after he so abruptly and painfully left your life, and how to handle the heartbreak when your boyfriend of three years breaks up with you.

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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