Virginia Ironside is an agony aunt, columnist and author. She writes the weekly Dilemmas column for The Independent.
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
04 March 2013 03:54 PM
This reader's girlfriend expects him to pay for everything. Is there any hope for an old-fashioned love affair in the modern world?
18 February 2013 05:49 PM
Some advice for a reader who's managed to keep a big secret from her partner
11 February 2013 06:14 PM
My eldest daughter recently started a violent row with me, she's since apologised, but I'm finding it really hard to deal with it and move on
04 February 2013 04:59 PM
The reader is worried that her seven-year-old son is not adequately supervised when he stays over at a friend's house. Should she speak to the other child's mother?
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