Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
15 September 2014 06:37 PM
"The sad truth is that this boy is gone. He is not hiding underneath, under a sea of madness. He has been transformed completely."
Reader dilemma: Our stepfather's children didn't care about him when he was alive - so do they deserve his money now?
08 September 2014 06:14 PM
"I’ve experienced dilemmas of this kind myself in the past, and been sorely tempted to sneak in, grab the money and run"
01 September 2014 06:05 PM
"So much of the problem with sex is anxiety – men are too anxious to get an erection, women too anxious to have an orgasm"
25 August 2014 05:12 PM
It has always been around the time when the clocks change that I’ve felt either suicidal or very ill
My friend's son went to prison for viewing child sex abuse images, can I trust him around my young daughters?
18 August 2014 06:28 PM
"Rather than risk damaging your friendship, you’re prepared to risk your daughters' safety"
11 August 2014 04:23 PM
"By refusing to offer a crutch and bolstering her own ability to make real choices – you’ll be forcing her to stand on her own two feet"
28 July 2014 05:56 PM
"Faced with such powerful subconscious feelings, there’s little you can do except get the hell out of there"
21 July 2014 05:52 PM
"You will be no more successful bribing a nicotine addict to stop smoking than you will a heroin addict to stop shooting up"
14 July 2014 06:52 PM
"It’s better to be as much on her side as possible than to take a stand against her"
07 July 2014 07:46 PM
"As I write this, my heart sinks as I witness the inner hippie coming out in me"
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 2 Scottish referendum results: David Cameron set to unveil major devolution of powers to England
- 3 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 4 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair