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

Gramma wants to charge for baby-sitting

DEAR AMY: My mother raised 12 children -- eight girls and four boys. I have four children. I said I would charge her $20 a day with a promise from the parents to deposit my "fee" directly into their child's college fund bank account -- from Gramma.

High schooler worries about college cost

DEAR AMY: I attend a private high school. I know my current tuition leaves my family with just enough money to get by. I'm not that smart, something my parents haven't realized, so I am not optimistic that I'll get a "miracle" scholarship.

Time to recover from 'worst week ever'

DEAR AMY: I have had an especially horrible week. I received a low performance appraisal at work, which blindsided me because I'm extremely dedicated to this hard job.

Exes awkwardly try to reunite

DEAR AMY: My ex-girlfriend and I dated for almost three years and have now been broken up for a year. I was trying to distance myself to move on, and I imagine she was doing the same.

Chores pile up while Dad piles on

DEAR AMY: My husband and I have been married for a few years. He recently accepted a new job that has him working about 60 hours a week.

Senior daters disagree about intimacy

DEAR AMY: I am a good-looking, active senior widower. I treated her like a princess, took her to very nice restaurants, movies, concerts, etc.

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