Agony Aunt


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Agony Aunt

A general term for an advice columnist for a periodical or media program. "Agony” refers to personal problems and "aunt” refers to a trusted person who offers comfort and advice.
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I've not talked about her for a long time, there's always that fear of nepotism but, actually, the idea that I could have my job because my mother was an agony aunt in the seventies and eighties is a bit silly.
WARM, down-to-earth and forthright - Claire Rayner, who died this week aged 79, was the Queen of the Agony Aunts.
Agony Aunt is a newspaper columnist who answers questions and offers advice on personal problems to people who write in advice column.
From a careful study of the advice given, and the range of options proposed by the Agony Aunt, men will be able to counter or improve upon some of the advice given, particularly when the advice implies that men cannot change and that it is up to women to solve the problems presented.
Denise made her TV debut as the presenter of the Junior Advice Line segment of the BBC's Breakfast Time programme in 1985, though is perhaps best known as the agony aunt on This Morning since its first broadcast on October 3, 1988.
After almost 30 years of providing comfort to millions of viewers, agony aunt Denise Robertson is in need of a lot of love herself today," she said.
Denise Robertson, agony aunt on ITV's This Morning, said: "This guide is designed to offer support and encouragement to grandparents - many of whom play an absolutely key role in their grandchildren's lives.
A READER has mistaken me for an agony aunt (or agony uncle) and sent me the following letter: Dear Uncle Denis, I have two brothers, one is an investment banker and the other is serving life for murder.
I just don't know what to do Agony Aunt, but I'd give anything to be normal.
Since then she's written an autobiography, become an after-dinner speaker and been the agony aunt for men's mag Zoo.
MESSAGES of support have flooded in for TV agony aunt Denise Robertson, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
THIS Morning's agony aunt Denise Robertson has revealed she is battling pancreatic cancer.