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: 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

Virginia Ironside's dilemmas: I'm worried about my son's childless relationship with an older woman

It’s too late for them to have children, but it’s not too late for him to have children by another woman.

Virginia Ironside's dilemmas: How to move on after ten years of marriage?

I'm single but live in a small town where the eligible men aren't for me

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: My son is really struggling with work

The situation isn’t helped by your telling him what a genius he is all the time

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: I know my friend's dad, and doubt the flashbacks of child abuse she's now suffering

My friend went to a therapist for cystitis, now she's remembered all kinds of abuse

Virginia Ironside's Dilemmas: My mother died before I could say goodbye

She was in a car crash, and we were fighting at the time. Now I'm finding it hard to forgive myself

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