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

Father-son estrangement needs a hero to heal

DEAR AMY: My grown son has chosen to not speak to me for the past five years. He is a police officer and the oldest of four.

Parents worry about addicted daughter's weight gain

DEAR AMY: My adult daughter, 23, suffered a bout of severe alcohol dependency two years ago. She is under the care of a psychiatrist who only adjusts her various medications.

Dating couple ponder part-time parenting

DEAR AMY: My boyfriend and I have been dating for 3-1/2 years. For any family events, she would show up for a few hours and then leave with their daughter. Obviously, things were difficult at the start but she has adjusted well.

Sister balks at spending money on dough

DEAR AMY: My sister asked me to purchase a frozen cheesecake, cookies or pretzel dough from my nephew for his school fundraiser. I told her that I would send a donation directly to the program because I was not interested in the items.

Wife's rages worry husband and child

DEAR AMY: My wife of 11 years started transitioning into menopause a few months ago. "Sally" is now 54, and our adolescent daughter "Maggie" is really starting to be affected by her mom's mood swings. Sally's mood can change at the drop of a hat.

Woman wants to leap into blended family

DEAR AMY: I have been dating a father of three children for about six months now. I can't help feeling a little left out when it comes to certain things that are between him and his children, though.

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