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

Affair partner wants to come clean. Should she?

DEAR AMY: I was dating someone on and off for five years.

Aunt feels invisible with no acknowledgment

DEAR AMY: In yesterday's mail we received a birth announcement of a new great-nephew, addressed only to my husband.

Woman resents her guy's claim to fatherhood

DEAR AMY: My boyfriend and I have been together for 12 years and have a 9-year-old child. My boyfriend has three kids from a previous relationship. Naturally that child thinks my boyfriend is its father and calls him "Dad."

Cohabiting might not fit into boyfriend's family values

DEAR AMY: I am in a new relationship. I am 35 and have been living on my own for over 10 years. He is having a harder time adjusting to this change than I expected. I'm hurt and think he is no longer excited about taking this step.

Friend refuses to cash daughter's graduation check

DEAR AMY: I have a friend whose daughter and mine were classmates in intermediate and middle school. She sent my daughter a graduation gift, a check for $100. Weeks later, we went out to lunch with two other friends.

Teen wonders if her dreams mean she is bisexual

DEAR AMY: I am a girl in high school. However, I have had many dreams involving girls. So am I bisexual? Please help, I'm feeling really confused. DEAR UNSURE: First off, you are "normal."

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