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 2019: If you are living with few extravagances and still feeling the crunch, you might have to tighten things up a little.
"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."
An advice column is a column at a magazine or newspaper written by an advice columnist (colloquially known as an agony aunt, or agony uncle if the columnist is a male).
Overall, there were two rationales for this study--one has to do with the self-disclosing nature of Agony letters; the other with the pivotal role played by the Agony Aunt in defining and specifying norms of cross-gender encounters.
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.
The agony aunt said the diagnosis had "come as a surprise to me and my family" but added: "We know that many others have suffered and dealt with this condition and I don't plan to give up without a fight."
Is this grounds for divorce?" The agony aunt suggests the fan should listen to his wife and hold off from naming the child after Agbonlahor or Benteke - in case they get trransferred to another club.
AGONY AGAIN: The | |series was reborn on the BBC in 1995 The opening series was co-created and written by real life agony aunt Anna Raeburn, known for her late night phone-in on Capital Radio in London.
MONDAY, STV, 12.30PM Loose Women Record agony aunt Coleen Nolan, left, is back on the panel of a new series of the topical show, discussing the issues that matter.
Agony aunt Denise Robertson has told how she helped save the life of a woman who called her on a radio phone-in and said she was about to kill herself.
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.