Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
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?
29 April 2013 04:49 PM
Whenever my best friend comes to stay, she always brings her horrible, slobbery dog. Can I tell her to leave it at home, or is that just too mean?
Why should Louise Mensch apologise for surgery? My facelift is one of the best things I've ever done
26 April 2013 06:00 PM
Not for us the slow decline into the rocking chair. Instead of lying back and accepting the inevitability of age, ours is the generation that does something about it
22 April 2013 03:10 PM
After 20 years of marriage they've reached the end of the road, should they convert a large property into two separate flats, or just got their separate ways?
15 April 2013 05:32 PM
Her husband emails his closest female friend daily and they have long chats on the phone. Should this reader put a stop to it?
08 April 2013 06:21 PM
It's all very well your therapist telling you to ignore it, says Virginia, but you may well need a more practical strategy than that
25 March 2013 03:43 PM
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Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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