Katherine Whitehorn

Katharine Whitehorn

Best known as the doyenne of agony aunts, Katharine Whitehorn wrote a problem column in Saga Magazine for 20 years. Her autobiography Selective Memory was published in 2007, and she was awarded a CBE for services to journalism in 2014.


Latest Articles from Katharine

Widow at her husband's grave
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Dilemma: want to be buried with husband

A reader worries her wishes won't be respected after her death.

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Packed suitcase for moving abroad
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Dilemma: my son is moving abroad

A reader whose son is moving away wonders whether she should go too.

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Pregnant granddaughter
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Dilemma: a pregnant granddaughter

A reader worries her pregnant granddaughter won't be able to cope with a baby.

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Elderly driver
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Dilemma: am I too old to drive?

A reader's family have made it clear they don't think she should be driving.

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Work colleagues enjoying lunch together
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Dilemma: my son's friendship with a woman

A reader worries that her married son is too friendly with a work colleague.

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Teenage girl in mini skirt
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Dilemma: my grandchild's skimpy clothes

A reader wonders what she should do about her teenage granddaughter's clothes.

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A widower remembering his wife
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Dilemma: a guilty widower

A reader is unsure how to convince a lonely widower to start dating again.

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Watching TV
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Dilemma: my son is still living at home

A reader is worried she will lose her freedom if her son takes early retirement.

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Phone
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Dilemma: my friends wait for me to call them

A reader feels she is always the one left to organise social events.

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