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Each Tuesday, The Pool’s resident agony aunt Viv Groskop tackles personal problems, emotional issues and all the nightmares of life both large and small. Viv Groskop gained her agony aunt qualifications at the School of Life, having made a load of mistakes, said a lot of idiotic things, smoked way too many cigarettes (40 a day at one time) and drunk too many glasses of wine, including wine she didn’t even like. She’s had lots of miniature everyday breakdowns where she’s used good friends, self-help books and lots of therapy to get through this occasional pain in the ass we call life. Now she's here to dispense the tough-love that your friends are too polite to give you. If you have a question for Viv, email dearviv@thepoolltd.com. All submissions will be kept anonymous.

Each Tuesday, The Pool’s resident agony aunt Viv Groskop tackles personal problems, emotional issues and all the nightmares of life both large and small. Viv Groskop gained her agony aunt qualifications at the School of Life, having made a load of mistakes, said a lot of idiotic things, smoked way too many cigarettes (40 a day at one time) and drunk too many glasses of wine, including wine she didn’t even like. She’s had lots of miniature everyday breakdowns where she’s used good friends, self-help books and lots of therapy to get through this occasional pain in the ass we call life. Now she's here to dispense the tough-love that your friends are too polite to give you. If you have a question for Viv, email dearviv@thepoolltd.com. All submissions will be kept anonymous.

Location:

United States

Description:

Each Tuesday, The Pool’s resident agony aunt Viv Groskop tackles personal problems, emotional issues and all the nightmares of life both large and small. Viv Groskop gained her agony aunt qualifications at the School of Life, having made a load of mistakes, said a lot of idiotic things, smoked way too many cigarettes (40 a day at one time) and drunk too many glasses of wine, including wine she didn’t even like. She’s had lots of miniature everyday breakdowns where she’s used good friends, self-help books and lots of therapy to get through this occasional pain in the ass we call life. Now she's here to dispense the tough-love that your friends are too polite to give you. If you have a question for Viv, email dearviv@thepoolltd.com. All submissions will be kept anonymous.

Twitter:

@thepooluk

Language:

English


Episodes

Dear Viv: How can I accept being single forever?

1/15/2019
On this week's podcast, Viv discusses what to do when it feels like you'll never find a life partner See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:09:10

Dear Viv: I judge myself for wanting a c-section

1/8/2019
On this week's podcast, Viv discusses how to deal with a birth plan dilemma See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:09:12

Dear Viv: How can I feel confident in my new single life?

1/1/2019
On this week's podcast, Viv discusses how to start afresh in the new year when you're feeling lost and confused after a break-up See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:08:27

*BUMPER EPISODE* Dear Viv: How can I cope with my nightmare family?

12/29/2018
In this monthly special, Viv looks into the archives for some wisdom on spending time with difficult family members See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:18:53

Dear Viv: My friend let me down after I had a miscarriage

12/18/2018
On this week's podcast, Viv discusses what to do when a friend doesn't feel like a friend any more See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:11:18

Dear Viv: How can I support my depressed sister?

12/11/2018
On this week's podcast, Viv discusses how to help a sister who's going through a difficult time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:28

Dear Viv: I find my husband irritating

12/4/2018
On this week's podcast, Viv discusses what to do if you've had enough of your husband See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:09:35

Dear Viv: How can I get better at public speaking? with Zoe Beaty

11/27/2018
In this special episode, The Pool's Zoe Beaty asks Viv how she can stop holding herself back when it comes to owning the room See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:30:50

**BUMPER EPISODE** Dear Viv: How will I cope with Christmas this year?

11/24/2018
In this monthly special, Viv looks into the archives for some wisdom on Christmas See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:19:39

Dear Viv: I hate my new job

11/20/2018
On this week’s podcast, Viv discusses what to do when a new job has eroded your confidence See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:55

Dear Viv: I've never had a group of friends

11/13/2018
On this week's podcast, Viv discusses what to do when it seems impossible to meet people and make friends See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:00

Dear Viv: Can I let my boyfriend pay for our holiday?

11/6/2018
On this week’s podcast, Viv discusses what to when your new partner offers to pay for an expensive trip See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:07:59

Dear Viv: My husband's business is ruining our marriage

10/30/2018
On this week’s podcast, Viv discusses what to do when work is getting in the way of your relationship See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:08:32

**Bumper Episode** Dear Viv: What's the best way to deal with a break-up?

10/27/2018
In this monthly special, Viv looks into the archives for some wisdom on break-ups See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:20:21

Dear Viv: How can I be a successful freelancer?

10/23/2018
On this week’s podcast, Viv gives advice on how to cope brilliantly as a freelancer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:09:44

Dear Viv: I feel crap about myself all the time

10/16/2018
On this week’s podcast, Viv discusses what to do when everything seems hopeless and you’re worried your moaning is driving your partner away See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:11:23

Dear Viv: What can I do about my sexist brother?

10/9/2018
On this week’s podcast, Viv discusses what to do when a sibling thinks that feminism is "unnecessary" See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:08:59

Dear Viv: I never have any physical urges but my boyfriend wants "porn-like" sex

10/2/2018
On this week’s podcast, Viv discusses what to do when there's a mismatch in your sex life See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:09:32

Dear Viv: Our colleague uses her kids as an excuse to slack off

9/25/2018
On this week’s podcast, Viv discusses what to do when a colleague who’s a parent seems to be taking advantage of flexible arrangements See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:10

Dear Viv: Can I keep my husband and the man I had an affair with?

9/18/2018
On this week's podcast, Viv discusses what to do when you don't want to end an affair See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:10:34