Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
21 January 2013 11:39 PM
The unexpected pleasures of ageing are the theme of Virginia Ironside's new book. And the greatest of all those joys, she says, is having grandchildren
21 January 2013 03:09 PM
A child leaving home can be like the death of a friend and being made redundant all at the same time. Virginia advises a mother on how to cope
14 January 2013 04:36 PM
This reader bought her young son a puppy for Christmas, now her partner claims he's allergic and has issued an ultimatum. Should she ditch the puppy? Or the puppy-hater?
07 January 2013 03:28 PM
This reader's father left the family for another woman last year. Now mum's taken him back, but his children are in a less forgiving mood
31 December 2012 04:20 PM
Her new partner says she should go for the money she's entitled to, but what if that means her ex-husband has to sell the home that's been in his family for generations?
17 December 2012 06:08 PM
This reader's ex-boyfriend says he just wants to be friends. Is it possible to convince him otherwise?
13 December 2012 07:38 PM
He designed the first decimal coin, and now Virginia Ironside’s father is getting one of his own
11 December 2012 04:11 PM
This reader's daughter recently moved in with her obnoxious boyfriend, but the two of them are still bringing their laundry home to mum
08 December 2012 12:00 AM
Whatever happened to Christmas cards? These days we send mass-produced rubbish, if anything. But a handmade creation is a joy for ever, says Virginia Ironside
To lose your mother, as Murdoch has, is part of the slow progression into adulthood. Yes, even at 81
07 December 2012 07:14 PM
Rupert Murdoch's mother Dame Elisabeth died this week, it's a devastating and sometimes transformative experience at any age
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