Virginia Ironside

Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.

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Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: Now we're sober, they're not fun to be around

"I suspect that these old friends, to whom you both used to be so close, remind you of behaviour that you now find somewhat reprehensible"

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: How to ask my son for money?

'He takes us out and spoils us rotten, but sometimes I'd just like the cash'

Two out of five marriages end in divorce but filling in the paperwork wrong can prove very costly

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: I found a love letter in my husband's pocket. Should we seek help?

"Each day he lies I despise him more and more"

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: I can't cope with living in cramped conditions

"We are on top of each other all the time and we’re often arguing"

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: I want to try bondage, but my partner isn't keen

"He goes into his shell when I mention anything like this to him"

Virginia Ironside's dilemmas: I wish I hadn't read my mothers letters

"There was so much about how thoughtless I was. How can I stop feeling guilty?"

Virginia Ironside's dilemmas: How can I help my son with his alcohol addiction?

There’s no right or wrong when it comes to dealing with alcoholism

Virginia Ironside's dilemmas: My sister has a new boyfriend, but we don't think he's right...

'There is something creepy about him and we fear she’ll get in too deep'

Virginia Ironside's dilemmas: Why should my stepmother be able to prevent me seeing my father at Christmas?

"The stepmother is always the easiest person to blame"

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: A helper I wish would stop helping

I have cancer, but have started to dread the assistance of one friend

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