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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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.
She also took questions on the art of book writing and told pupils of her 12 years with Shout, a popular girl's magazine for which she was agony aunt.
It is part of the Kids In The Middle campaign - a coalition of charities backed by the nation's agony aunts.
She wrote short stories for the Sunday Mail and the editor loved her work so much, he asked her to be the agony aunt.
I just don't know what to do Agony Aunt, but I'd give anything to be normal.
HOLLYWOOD legend turned agony aunt Joan Rivers (right) is looking for people in need of help with their personal lives.
BIG Bore Anna from the first Big Brother is about to pop up on Irish screens as an agony aunt.
NEW mum Davina McCall has another new delivery after landing a TV agony aunt role to sort out viewers' and stars' troubles for a new series.
Providing expert analysis are Record agony aunt Coleen Nolan and columnist and former agony aunt Joan Burnie And the first big surprise is the number of responses from men - 64per cent.
AGONY aunt Claire Rayner has died - with a threat to haunt David Cameron
Denise Robertson, Western Mail columnist and 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.