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

Begging for money
Relationships

Dilemma: my family keep asking for money

A reader is fed up by the constant demands for money by her adult daughters.

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Friend visiting sick friend
Relationships

Dilemma: what gift for a friend in hospital?

With flowers often not allowed, Katharine Whitehorn looks at the options.

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Couple in Thailand
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Dilemma: I fell in love on holiday

A reader wonders why her holiday romance turned sour.

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Grandmother with grandchild
Relationships

Dilemma: I don't want to babysit

A reader feels like she has spent enough time babysitting grandchildren.

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Man looking down trousers
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Dilemma: is sexual desire in your 80s normal?

A widowed reader worries that his sexual desire and masturbation is abnormal.

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Woman and daughter
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Dilemma: my daughter is moving far away

A reader is concerned about the end of the 'family home.'

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Man alone
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Dilemma: my girlfriend won't live with me

A reader is concerned about his girlfriend's commitment to their relationship.

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Open drawer
Relationships

Dilemma: my late mother's belongings

A reader is struggling with the burden of sorting through her late mother's possessions.

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Naughty child
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Dilemma: my grandchildren don't do as they're told

A grandmother is fed up with her unruly grandchildren.

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