Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
02 September 2013 04:50 PM
I know I can’t force my mother to like her, but obviously I don’t want to hurt her
26 August 2013 05:56 PM
I've broken up with my son's father and fallen in love with another man. I want him to move in, but he has a poor relationship with my 5-year-old boy. What should I do?
19 August 2013 04:36 PM
I'm soon to give birth - but have the chance of starting work as soon as possible. My husband has said he could look after the baby. Shall I let him take control?
16 August 2013 05:47 PM
Fighting over bequests is not about wanting more, but wanting to fill a hole
12 August 2013 12:46 PM
While on holiday with in China a friend we uncovered an amazing tale. Now he wants to publish, but so do I and - unlike him - I can actually write
05 August 2013 04:05 PM
This reader's partner has a great sense of humour that sometimes strays close to the edge. But can he pull of this exceptionally bad taste choice?
29 July 2013 12:33 PM
This reader is worried to hear her four-year-old refer to his father's new girlfriend as "mum". Should she raise the issue with her son? Or just keep quiet?
22 July 2013 04:00 PM
A friend has suggested we kick him out onto the streets, but we can't bear it
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
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End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
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- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet