Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
15 December 2014 06:05 PM
"You can’t force him to want to live, to find sources of energy to make him welcome chemotherapy"
10 November 2014 06:30 PM
"It could be that she feels, at some subconscious level, that she’s performing an important role in the play of her son’s life"
03 November 2014 06:13 PM
"To get back on friendly terms after being so badly treated doesn’t reflect well on how you think about yourself"
27 October 2014 06:23 PM
"They seem to think that shouting and then imagining that it has all blown over after five minutes is a morally superior way of behaving"
20 October 2014 06:44 PM
"Try to see things from their point of view. They see you (wrongly, perhaps, but that’s their interpretation) as lonely"
13 October 2014 05:35 PM
"It partly depends on your accent and your circumstances"
06 October 2014 05:05 PM
"She may be terrified of old age and everything that goes with it. And have you asked her if anyone in her family was ever deaf?"
29 September 2014 06:08 PM
"The art of making friends is simply a social skill, not something that comes naturally to anyone unless they’ve been brought up in a social environment"
Reader dilemma: My girlfriend broke up with me twice before but says she wants me back - will I get hurt again?
23 September 2014 11:56 AM
"Tell her how hurt you feel when she distances herself from you, and explain that you're frightened of her behaving the same way yet again"
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."
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