Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
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."
02 June 2014 06:26 PM
"You’re the one who matters in all of this, so don’t even think twice about it"
26 May 2014 03:50 PM
"I suspect that if you went back to drinking “moderately”, before you knew it you’d be back on the two bottles a night"
19 May 2014 05:54 PM
12 May 2014 06:29 PM
"I wouldn’t let her know how angry you are – expressions of emotion give away your vulnerability – be icy cool instead"
05 May 2014 06:18 PM
"I know that in an ideal world we should be able to dispense sympathy and kindness to everyone, but some people are more difficult to help than others"
21 April 2014 03:54 PM
"She has clearly got the wrong end of the stick about your financial arrangements, and doesn’t value the history of your friendship enough to explain herself"
14 April 2014 04:55 PM
"He probably genuinely wants to be caring towards his old mum, and imagines that your offering to help him move is some kind of penance"
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