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Member Advice on Wedding Planning

(+) The best day of your life! (-) Will be stressful! (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Break-ups

(+) Theres a new life for you somewhere (-) Letting go of an old life is hard (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on Marriage

(+) Renewed hope.Courage to continue. (-) See Review. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Valentines day - things to do

(+) Its the day of love! (-) u may hate it (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Member Advice on IVF - Invitrofertilization

(+) If it works you achieve your dreams. (-) It's very lucky if it works first time. Can be heartbreaking if none of your goes work. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Member Advice on Sexual Abuse

(+) I'm now a new man (-) Lots (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Breastfeeding

(+) Free, easy, promotes bonding and is said to be the healthiest feeding choice. (-) Can be difficult to have the courage to feed baby in public (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member advice on Childbirth - The Father

(+) Incredible experience that you will never forget! (-) Pain caused to the ones you love! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Member Advice on Pulling

(+) copious amounts of boudoir athletics if all works out (-) n/a (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member advice on teenage pregnancy

(+) see text (-) see text (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Member Advice on Pet Death

(+) Knowing she wasn't suffering any more (-) Shock, guilt and devastating grief, slowly remitting. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member Advice on Coping with a Baby in Special Care

(+) Amazing care, lovely nurses, great to see your baby progress (-) Hard to leave your baby, feelings of guilt (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2007)

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Member Advice on Miscarriage

(+) Even from someone who didn't want a child, I can't think of any (-) Just about everything (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Choosing Childcare

(+) It's great to be the main carer and spend lots of time with your child. (-) It can be difficult to find good child care. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member advice on choosing a residential care home

(+) There is always someone on hand for old folk who need it (-) They have very few 'rights' when they are in there (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Member Advice on Surviving an Accident

(+) You learn from your experiences and how to handle that should it ever happen again. (-) Damaged vehcile. Loss of no claims. Expense of excess. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

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Member Advice on Not Wanting Children

(+) See review (-) See review (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Member Advice on the Rewards of Being a Parent

(+) Unmissable fun and so much love! (-) Miss out on a bit of sleep (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2002)

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Non-religious funerals

(+) "I came like the wind...." (-) "....like water I go." (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2009)

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Member Advice on Coping With Colic

(+) see review (-) see review (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2004)

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Member Advice on Coping with Death

(+) Helping me to cope. (-) Hard to write. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Member advice on having twins

(+) Double the love, double the fun. (-) Double the work, double the cost. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2005)

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Member Advice on Sibling Rivalry

(+) Can make you a stronger person. (-) Can damage you for life. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Baby Food

(+) Healthy eating, healthy happy child (-) Messy? (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member Advice on Coming Out of the Closet

(+) Can give you enormous relief (-) There are things to keep in mind. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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Getting Engaged

(+) Finding your partner can still be romantic after 9 years together (-) Hangover from the champagne (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Member Advice on Pregnancy

(+) Great feeling (-) Labour (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Friendship

(+) Someone to share your grief and joys with and to count on always. (-) heartbreaks, too much expectations, foe in disguise of your friend. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Starting Playgroup

(+) Your child gets to learn and play in a wonderful vibrant enviroment, get some time to yourself, watching your child grow. (-) You have to let go! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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Member Advice on Divorce

(+) Time for a fresh start... (-) ...after going through the mill (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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A Champagne Wedding on an Orange Juice Budget!

Advantages: The best day of your life!
Disadvantages: Will be stressful!

I'm sure anyone who has planned a wedding agrees it is the best day of your life. The fact that you know you'll share the rest of your life with the man (or woman) is one of the most comforting feelings you'll ever experience. And I suppose the big weddin ...

lauricha 11.05.2006 · Read full review
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Ditch the wedding magazines

Advantages: best day of your life
Disadvantages: the expense

If you are an individual wanting you're wedding to stand out from all the others without paying for it for the rest of your life- read on. I really hate those timetables that tell when you must book this and that. Just prioritise what is important ...

claireyrosey 25.09.2006 · Read full review
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Some friendly advice for your fairytale day

Advantages: Cliched but true - it will be the happiest day of your life
Disadvantages: Endless lists and the potential for lots of stress!

Despite vehement teenage outbursts of, 'I'm never getting married', the fact that someone might actually propose to me one day never even entered my tiny mind. I suppose I'd be lying if I didn't admit (at least on a subconscious level), that I have occasi ...

Tadders 27.09.2006 · Read full review
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Here comes the bride...

Advantages: You are planning for the best day of your life
Disadvantages: You can get obsessional if you dont be careful

I am only 11 months away from marriage, and thought I would so far share my wedding planning with you. Of course, there is plenty more left for me to do, and therefore I will update when I feel I have more to add. Arranging a wedding is supposed to be ...

miss_motivator 12.05.2004 · Read full review
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A traditional wedding - non traditional costs!

Advantages: Depending on what - fun and more personal & getting to shop more!
Disadvantages: Find the cheaper bargains, searching the web takes time, relying on smaller companies or online shops (Ebay)

Here are some of my ideas and ways to cheaply budget for a traditional wedding! Note – traditional – as there are generally cheaper ways to married then this! I hope some of this helps – any other ideas you think I should add then by all means let me k ...

Moonstorm 08.03.2005 · Read full review
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