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Amy Dickinson

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Amy Dickinson joined Chicago Tribune in July 2003 as the newspaper's signature general advice columnist, following in the tradition of the legendary Ann Landers.

Prior to the Tribune, Dickinson was a frequent contributor to Time magazine, where she penned a column about family life, often drawing from her experiences as a single parent and member of a large, extended family.

In addition to writing for Time, Dickinson provided commentary for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and to "Sunday Morning" on CBS. She worked as a producer for NBC News in New York and Washington, D.C., and has written for The Washington Post, Esquire, Allure and O magazine, among other publications. In the early days of the Internet, she wrote a weekly co
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By Amy Dickinson

November 8, 2017

Dear Amy: My college-aged son and his male friend, “Randall,” were staying with us at our vacation home this summer. This was the first time we had met Randall.

Late one night, I went downstairs, assuming they had left the TV on and had gone to bed, and walked in on them in a state of undress during an intimate moment.

Both of them panicked, and Randall decided to...

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“Being a parent , it turns out, isn't about deadlines. It's about the space in between.
Parenting is not a process of control but of surrender.”
Amy Dickinson, The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the People Who Raised Them

“We abide. To abide means to stand with someone, to suffer alongside someone. But it also means to live somewhere, and for me, abiding meant to live in that tender and tenuous place of knowing but not knowing. Knowing what would happen but not how it would happen. Knowing it would all end, but not what that ending would be like or how it would feel.”
Amy Dickinson, Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Coming Home

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“Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.”
Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame




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