Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
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
"Many subfertile couples find themselves trapped in a longing for a child, which is combined with a certainty that there is a baby out there waiting to be born"
18 March 2013 05:35 PM
It’s getting so there are only a few days that things are OK. It seems that my job is the problem, but I can’t do anything else, so what can we do to make things better?
11 March 2013 04:54 PM
My mum's refused another round of chemo, even though it could give her another six months of life. I feel so betrayed
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