Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
27 April 2015 06:05 PM
"He could be making a deliberate effort to freeze you out. He’s a new broom, who wants to sweep the place clean"
Depression Awareness Week: 'My life feels bleak, but should I dig up a painful past with counselling?'
20 April 2015 05:54 PM
"While some memories are successfully buried so deep that they can never rise to the surface, others demand attention"
13 April 2015 05:33 PM
'This tedious boasting is almost certainly the result of deep insecurity'
16 March 2015 07:00 PM
"You may realise that it wouldn’t be too bad after all"
03 February 2015 10:48 AM
"Dissatisfaction is her natural setting. It’s her comfort zone, and where she feels safest."
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life
29 January 2015 12:00 AM
19 January 2015 05:46 PM
"Trying to stop drinking isn’t good enough. You have, simply, got to stop. End of, as they say."
12 January 2015 06:04 PM
"You remind me of the story of Greyfriars Bobby, the dog whose memorial in Edinburgh immortalises the end of his life, as he waited on his owner’s grave until he died himself"
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"
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
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