Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
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."
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
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Katie Hopkins on LBC: Listen to caller taking The Sun columnist to task over migrant comments
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- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor David Dinsmore reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Parma, Missouri: 80 per cent of town's police quit after first black mayor is elected
- 4 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
- 5 Google search history can now be downloaded in its entirety, mass embarrassment expected