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

Man struggles to transition online relationship to real life

DEAR AMY: Fifteen years ago I met a woman in an online chat room. *Three years ago I found her again via a chat app and we picked up right where we left off. We used video chat to finally see each other and were like giddy teenagers.

Parents worry about visit by drug-addicted daughter

DEAR AMY: My stepdaughter is 24. She and her husband have struggled with meth addiction and she is currently clean and away from him.

Woman confused by man's attempt to court her

DEAR AMY: I've been "seeing" this guy for three months. We had a first kiss several weeks after starting to go out. He always takes me out to dinner, and we go on dates -- like bike riding and going to the park.

Grieving woman deals with cowardly father-in-law

DEAR AMY: A few months ago my father passed away unexpectedly, and when it came time for the funeral, my father-in-law asked my husband if it was OK if he and his girlfriend skipped the service because they had plans to go away with friends.

Wife vents about her day. Husband hates it

DEAR AMY: My wife has two part-time jobs. I'm concerned about what happens when she gets home. I feel that this is truly none of my business.

Woman has second thoughts about agreeing to marriage

DEAR AMY: My fiance is wonderful, but I feel I said "yes" to marriage, when sometimes it feels like a "no." I don't feel a great sense of intimacy -- he communicates on one level and I'd like to experience it on another.

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