Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
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
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"
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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- 2 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her