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

Grandmother worries about emotional child

DEAR AMY: My grandchildren stay overnight with me once a week. She said that she doesn't know why, but she feels like crying a lot of the time.

All hung up on weekly phone chats

DEAR AMY: My mother and I agreed on a day and time to chat each week. She places the highest priority on her home, playing bridge and her selected TV viewing. We decided on a specific time Saturday morning to talk.

Man should leave abusive marriage now

DEAR AMY: I am 75 years old and very sad. My wife is very likely bipolar and has serious anxiety and anger issues. She has been verbally abusive and has hit me. I have tried to love her, but she is just impossible.

Boyfriend ponders weighty relationship issue

DEAR AMY: I've been dating my girlfriend for nearly two years. While my girlfriend is a sweet and caring woman who means the world to me, she is very overweight. I care about her, and it is driving a wedge between us.

Son camps on floor while visiting dad

DEAR AMY: My sister is recently divorced. Each of the three boys has his own bedroom.

Woman wonders about dating disclosure

DEAR AMY: I am a bisexual woman. I am out of the closet to only a few of my closest friends because it's all still very new to me, and it's a personal topic.

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