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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