Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
12 November 2012 04:41 PM
This week a mother worries whether her daughter, who's just left home for university, will be imitating those misguided young ladies in HBO series Girls
05 November 2012 05:20 PM
This reader says the marriage that produced two children is irrefutably over, but she's too scared of the future to ask for a divorce
29 October 2012 03:53 PM
Our reader seeks company while her husband works away from home, but women see her as a threat and men are only after one thing
22 October 2012 04:45 PM
Should this reader keep her promise to her dying father, and destroy all his love letters? Or get them published and make some money?
15 October 2012 06:34 PM
A busy, new friend keeps cancelling their arrangements. Is she trying to tell this reader something? Or is our reader just feeling insecure?
15 October 2012 11:55 AM
This reader admonished another manager's staff member when they failed to follow proper fire safety procedure. The other manager sent an irate email to complain. Who's in the wrong?
01 October 2012 06:19 PM
By offering free childcare, is this reader being a good sister or just interfering in her sibling's rocky marriage?
24 September 2012 06:32 PM
A reader's 90-year-old mother rings day and night and visits everyday. Is she selfish to want some time to herself?
17 September 2012 05:41 PM
This reader's cousin gives the money meant for car insurance to her guru instead. Should he report her behind her back? Or let her drive uninsured?
10 September 2012 05:21 PM
A well-meaning friend finds herself in the precarious role of peacemaker. It's a wobbly tightrope, says Virginia, and there's no easy way down.
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