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

For grandmother, Asian recognition morphs into profiling

Dear Amy: My daughter-in-law is white and is married to my son, who is half-white and half-Asian.

Neighbors' teen son wanders at night. Should they tell?

Dear Amy: The teenage son of our neighbors is a sweet boy, involved in school sports and neighborhood activities. We are concerned because of the behavior of the boy's friends.

Partner competes with porn for attention

Dear Amy: I met my boyfriend in my first year of college. We've been in a monogamous relationship for five years. The sexual side of our relationship has fizzled out and it's affecting other aspects of our relationship.

College grad returns home to a hoarder

Dear Amy: My mother is a hoarder. She and my father had both told me the house was "getting better," but upon coming back home I saw this is not the case.

Widower hopes to move from grief into healing

Dear Amy: My wife of 33 years recently died from breast cancer. I am thinking about collecting my wife's belongings and allowing my two daughters and other family members to take what they want. I am determined to carry out my plans on my timetable.

When couples split, who gets each ex?

DEAR AMY: A couple very close to my husband and me split up recently due to repeated infidelity on her part. The husband confides in us and lives nearby. Lately she has asked to take part in family events to which her ex-husband has been invited.

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