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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

Boyfriend doesn't need to ditch pickup

DEAR AMY: I need advice on setting boundaries during the "exploratory" phase of a relationship. Our visits are usually two to four days in duration. She thinks I should dispose of my three vehicles.

College choices bring on ABCs of debt

DEAR AMY: Like many fortunate high school seniors, our daughter has a few more weeks to choose what college she'll attend. Her choice is between two colleges. Both are good academic choices, with B being a better all-around fit for our daughter.

No requirement to disclose HIV

DEAR AMY: Several years ago I was diagnosed with HIV. It has been four years now and I have yet to tell anyone. Is it my responsibility to tell the people in my life about this disease?

Wife resents husband's family commitments

DEAR AMY: My husband's mother became ill this winter. She asked my husband to come out and take care of her for a few days when she is released from the hospital.

Couple should now delete relationship

DEAR AMY: I was dating this wonderful guy for about a month. He asked me if I would move in with him next year when his job sends him to a new location. Last Tuesday he says, "We need to talk."

Arts grad wonders about switching fields

DEAR AMY: I'm looking for insight. I am considering going back to school in a health-related field. We discuss marriage and a future, and he believes student debt will mean delaying other life goals, like having a home and a family.

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