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

Old friends wonder how to help when friends start to fail

DEAR AMY: We have old friends who have enjoyed life for most of their marriage. They traveled, socialized, attended many events and were always looking forward to something.

Amy offers advice for an advice-giver

DEAR AMY: I have a really good friend who is having some personal issues. I wasn't too sure if I was giving her good advice, so I had another friend talk to her about it, but she still doesn't seem to respond to it.

Should daughter sever ties with controlling mother?

DEAR AMY: Ever since my fiance proposed to me, my mother has let it be known that if she had it her way, I wouldn't be marrying him.

Neighbor wonders how to intervene with abusive husband

DEAR AMY: I have a neighbor who is usually kind, thoughtful and pleasant. She will leave the house, sometimes in tears, and walk around to give him time to cool down. Sometimes the physical or emotional abuse involves their teenage daughter.

Facebook postings from a deceased mom bring fresh pain

DEAR AMY: My mom passed away when I was in high school, shortly after Mother's Day. My dad saw that my mom had gotten a few notices on Facebook so he decided to post -- using my mom's Facebook page -- and also to read her personal messages on there.

Mother wants to stop taking the kids to see Granny

DEAR AMY: My mother didn't like having kids. I once asked her why she had my brother and me so young, and she said, "It's just what everyone did at that time."

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