Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
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"
Virginia Ironside's dilemmas: Am I wrong for telling my goddaughter about her mother's first marriage?
30 June 2014 06:41 PM
"Those pictures were taken in order for them to be seen by all her friends"
23 June 2014 06:37 PM
"It has hardly anything to do with you whether the other person gets better or not."
16 June 2014 06:52 PM
"He is obviously a very damaged, sad little man, and anyone who has a close relationship with his wife seems to him to be incredibly threatening."
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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