Dear Prudence

My Wife’s Friend Is Not Her Friend. Help!

How can I get my wife to understand that her friend is not a friend at all?


Episode Notes

In this episode, Prudie (Jenée Desmond-Harris) answers questions from letter writers about coping with aging, dealing with a spouse’s out-of-control frenemy, and explaining a little medicinal drug use to in-laws.

Tonya Mosley (host of Webby award-winning podcast Truth Be Told) joins to share some nuggets of wisdom.

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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.