Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
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
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?
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