"Dear Abby" and "Ask Amy" are both advice columns similar to the iconic Ann Landers' advice column. Another is "Dear Prudence," a column published on the Slate website.
"Dear Abby," which is a column maintained online by UExpress and followed in various newspapers across the country, is written by Jeanne Phillips under the pen name Abigail Van Buren. She has been writing advice since she was 14 years old. Phillips' mother was also an advice columnist, also under the name Abigail Van Buren.
"Ask Amy" is written by Amy Dickinson. The column runs in national and international publications seven days a week.