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

College girl's behavior is soooo high school

DEAR AMY: My first week in college I met "Christy" and "Ally," who were friends in high school. I had a brief relationship with Christy. I began dating Ally about a month later. Ally has a delicate past; her mother died when she was young.

Teen's hospital tantrum sickens grandparents

DEAR AMY: My 87-year-old husband suffered a life-threatening medical problem. Her older sister tried to calm her and encourage her back into the room. It is now months later, and the teen refuses to make contact with us.

Ask Amy: Vacation dilemma calls for expert mind reader

DEAR AMY: Next month I am going on vacation with a friend, and we are staying at my family's vacation home.

Ask Amy: College student wakes up regularly with a nightmare

DEAR AMY: I am at university and value my sleep. I am in love with someone, however, who has the most erratic sleep patterns I've ever seen. Unlike my girlfriend, I cannot take four naps during the day or run indefinitely on two hours of "rest."

Ask Amy: Grandmother frets about questions following divorce

DEAR AMY: I am 65; my husband is 67. My husband has been a step-papa to my grandchildren. How do I and her parents explain the divorce and that he will no longer be in her life?

Ask Amy: Neighbor needs to childproof her driveway

DEAR AMY: My husband and I have three teenage boys. Our neighbors moved in about eight years ago.

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