Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
15 July 2013 01:12 PM
My brother and I looked her up on the internet and found she’s been in prison
08 July 2013 04:27 PM
This reader can't find a way to get her son interested in learning a musical instrument
01 July 2013 04:41 PM
This reader has kept herself trim while her husband has steadily put on weight. Is there a tactful way to persuade the man she loves to loose a few pounds?
24 June 2013 01:05 PM
He's in pain, but when his wife suggests getting professional advice, he refuses to go
10 June 2013 03:45 PM
Ten years ago her parents left her a small flat in their will. Now her partner says it's time to redecorate and sell up - but she just can't bring herself to do it.
05 June 2013 05:51 PM
This reader would like to initiate sex after five years of a celibate marriage - but what will her husband think? And will it upset the delicate balance of their relationship?
05 June 2013 05:36 PM
The reader's adult daughter calls her a lousy mother. Should she cut her out the will?
21 May 2013 05:04 PM
This reader's daughter is sub-letting a council flat for her own profit. Should he go behind her back and tell the council?
13 May 2013 03:43 PM
This 23-year-old says her sister looks nothing like her and her mother can't produce a birth certificate. Is this enough evidence to suspect she was adopted?
06 May 2013 02:06 PM
Radiation therapy has left this reader with incontinence problems that severely affect her quality of life. Doctors say she must "learn to live with it", but how can she?
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