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This is perhaps one of the saddest news I've read today. I am a newspaper subscriber where your column is featured. I did consider you my moral barometer (or compass), and I always wanted to anticipate your answer to your reader's questions. I can't think of one instance where I did not align with your responses. An assiduous reader from Portland, Oregon.

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This!

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How eloquent and lovely. How difficult and fitting it is to embrace a sweet shift in your direction and pace of life. How dearly you will be missed, but how much kindness and wisdom you have given, to so many. You deserve your freedom. May your heart be light and your feet be fleet! I wish you many belly laughs! See you in the RV Parks (such a great plan)!

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Rent an RV for that first trip.

Buyer's remorse is a big thing with RVs.

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Oh my goodness. But… I’ll miss you! I feel like I know you and reading your column has always reassured me somehow. Things can be understood and then fixed, in a fashion. People can apologize or walk away but they should do whatever they do deliberately, not rashly. You’ve taught me to pause, Amy Dickinson. Thank you for that. Have a wonderful next chapter. I know you will. Love, Susan.

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I’m happy for you, sad for me. It feels like when my best friend moved away. We’ll still be in touch but it won’t be the same. Thanks for all the wisdom you have shared. Wishing you all the best on this next part of your journey.

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I absolutely love your column, Amy. I so look forward to your rational sense and compassionate view when you respond to readers questions. Somehow I don't think me begging for you to reconsider your retirement will work, although I'm tempted. Thank you for all that you have given in writing your column. Your presence among the other advice columnist will be missed. I wish you all the best with your next chapter.

P.S. spend a lot more time in Yellowstone Park than you think you need if you happen to choose to go there. It's gorgeous. Most Sincerely, Alice

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Well, darn! Congratulations!

I will miss you terribly. You have unwittingly helped me through a few crises.

In the few interactions we’ve had, you have always been…super cool.

I should probably write you a letter.

Take awesome care, Amy! You’re the best!!

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You’ll Iove your new life, tho it may take some time coming down from your deadlined existence. Please come to Seattle. You gave me my start as a writer, I owe you…

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You will be missed by so many. Your wit, your insight, your honesty. Enjoy your next phase - it’s worth it. 😊❤️

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I want to thank you, Amy. You have given us your common sense, your wisdom and your sense of humor. You have walked all of us through stories and heartache and times we just could rant or grieve.

I hope the rv has comfort to spare and plenty of gas, and that you and your family stay healthy and happy! All the best, Julie

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Your column is one if the few reasons I still read the Los Angeles Times. Though I disagreed with some if your answers most of the time I thought you were incredibly wise. I will miss you! Much success to you on the next leg of your journey.

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Will really miss your column in the Boston Globe! Best wishes for new adventures!

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God bless you, Amy! I will miss reading you, but I'm very happy for you.

You always gave solid advice, and your column made me feel more grateful for the (relatively) carefree life I have been given!

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You will be missed! Enjoy this new phase of your life.

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I’m a retired psychologist who looks forward to your column daily. It’s a relief to read about people’s personal challenges after slogging through political turmoil. I hope your replacement, if there is one, will be as insightful and as wise.

Dr. Iris St. John

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I have to say this made me cry a little in my coffee this morning. You are a part of my day and life and I wish you all the best. I'k about to "next chapter" myself, and I , too, have the RV cross-country catch-up tour in mind. Thank you for all the years and all the advice. You helped me open my mind and consider things I had never considered before. Will be with you until the last note...

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