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

Woman dreads telling parents she's pregnant

DEAR AMY: Recently my husband and I decided we wanted to have another baby. This would normally be a happy occasion, but the problem is my parents.

Life is perfect, but the toddler must go!

DEAR AMY: I recently joined a wonderful family when I married a great man. Everything's perfect -- except for his nephew.

Girlfriend bothered by boyfriend's nude habits

DEAR AMY: I've been dating a guy for two months. We almost never argue, but there are two things I can't get over. The first problem is that my boyfriend is naked a lot when he's at home.

Should this optimist stay with her depressed partner?

DEAR AMY: I'm a single mother of three who has been dating a single father of three, on and off, for just over a year. I'm quite independent and levelheaded, with a positive outlook on life. This relationship is an emotional roller coaster.

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