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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

Arts grad wonders about switching fields

DEAR AMY: I'm looking for insight. I am considering going back to school in a health-related field. We discuss marriage and a future, and he believes student debt will mean delaying other life goals, like having a home and a family.

Friend might keep hubby, lose friendship

DEAR AMY: My friend's husband had an affair with his much younger assistant. This was going on for months and months. He also said that he told the assistant they had to stop communicating.

Veteran struggles with marriage

DEAR AMY: My 27-year-old son returned home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan about two years ago. He, his wife and infant daughter live with us due to economic difficulties that are common to their generation.

Lack of tears makes man question grief

DEAR AMY: Sometimes people write to you because they can't cope with their grief. My wife of 43 years died of cancer three years ago, and I still don't feel that I have had the appropriate reaction.

Online friendship needs vocalizing

DEAR AMY: I met a man online 18 months ago. We began emailing, which led to our current form of communication -- texting. I called him once and got his voice mail, which had a man's voice.

Nocturnal admission keeps guy guessing

DEAR AMY: My roommates and I have breakfast together on the weekends.

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