Amy Dickenson, advice columnist for Ask Amy

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Ask Amy: Advice for the real world

In the tradition of the great personal advice columnists, the Chicago Tribune's Dickinson is a plainspoken straight shooter who relates to readers of all ages. She answers personal questions by addressing issues from both her head and her heart. A solid reporter, Dickinson researches her topics to provide readers with informed opinions and answers.

Ask Amy: Advice for the real world Samples

Senior daters disagree about intimacy

DEAR AMY: I am a good-looking, active senior widower. I treated her like a princess, took her to very nice restaurants, movies, concerts, etc.

Depressed guest rules roost, then flies coop

DEAR AMY: My wife's friend has been staying with us for the past four months. We welcomed her, never asked for rent and allowed her to borrow our cars, eat our food, use our utilities, etc.

Daughter risks disowning for contact with Dad

DEAR AMY: Seven years ago my father was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. No one has had any contact with him since his arrest. My mother, sister and brother have decided to have nothing to do with him.

Girlfriend's honor is 'on the rocks'

DEAR AMY: Last night my boyfriend and I went to a party. This guy offers everyone at the party a drink except for me, and tells everyone they can help themselves to drinks and yet made a point of excluding me in front of everyone.

Introvert struggles sharing with the crowd

DEAR AMY: Due to family issues stemming from my mother's death, I have severe trust issues with people. I am currently with a man I care for, but he shares his home with four generations of his immediate family.

Neighborhood drama creates no-win situation

DEAR AMY: We live on a lovely little street where we frequently socialize with five other families, often in a large group. We've all become very close and have even taken trips together.

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