Dear Prudence

Almost 50 With No Friends. Help!

Tell me how to develop social skills so I can finally have some friends.


Episode Notes

In this episode, Prudie (Jenée Desmond-Harris) answers questions about how to build meaningful friendships, dating someone with PTSD, and awkward gift exchanges.

Jonquilyn Hill (host of Vox’s The Weeds) joins to share advice on what to do.

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Podcast production by Se’era Spragley Ricks and Daisy Rosario.


About the Show

Dear Prudence is Slate’s advice podcast, where Prudie responds to your questions about relationships at home, work, and beyond. Join “Prudie” Jenée Desmond Harris and a guest each week as they offer helpful answers to your problems. Need help? Ask Prudie.

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  • Jenée Desmond-Harris is a Slate staff writer and editor. She writes the Dear Prudence advice column and previously worked at the New York Times, and the Root.