Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
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"
07 April 2014 06:19 PM
"You can’t just leap from being adoring lovers to being friends overnight"
31 March 2014 02:14 PM
"If you make a deliberate attempt to smile at people in the street – you’ll be surprised how many people smile back"
24 March 2014 05:12 PM
'He's said he'll kill their cats and poison their children's minds unless she returns'
17 March 2014 05:18 PM
"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"
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella