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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 Wedding Planning

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

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Member Advice on Relationships & Family - Valentines day - things to do

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 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 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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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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Member Advice on Children Activities

(+) Children learn to express themselves freely through creative play (-) You will have to help clean up (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Member Advice on Marriage

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

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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 Preparing for your Baby's Arrival

(+) This'll tell you everything you could possibly want to know (-) It'll also tell you a hundred and one things you don't (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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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 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 Coping With Colic

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

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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 Sibling Rivalry

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

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Member Advice for Parents of Teenagers

(+) Watching them grow from a child to an adult (-) Watching them turn into Kevin and perry (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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My Experiences of Weaning

(+) Get it right and it sets your child up for life. (-) It doesn't always run smoothly (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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Member Advice on Bullying

(+) Can there be any?? (-) To Many (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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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 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 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 teenage pregnancy

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

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Members advice on your drink being spiked

(+) you need to be warned (-) that you should have to be warned (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2005)

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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 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 toilet training

(+) Saves money on nappies, gives your child independance. (-) Can be stressful and time consuming. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Member Advice on Education

(+) Should encourage children to read. Advice and suggestions (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Family Relationships

(+) She's entertaining. (-) She's also certifiable. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2006)

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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 having a premature baby.

(+) A wonderful son (-) Coping (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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Warning: Beware of Flies

Advantages: Knowing she wasn't suffering any more
Disadvantages: Shock, guilt and devastating grief, slowly remitting.

To Write or Not – Long Review Alert I’ve thought long and hard about whether or not to write this review. If you’re an animal lover you may be critical. If you’re not you may be dismissive and feel I’m being sentimental. I won’t be offended if you ...

Viborg 07.07.2013 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
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William was....

Advantages: A life was lived, happily and giving happiness
Disadvantages: It's ended, as lives do

Ciao, despite everything we say about it, does sometimes get its categorisation right. At least, that’s the thought that struck me when I found this topic listed under “Member Advice on Relationships and Family” rather than under “Member Advice on Pets” ...

torr 03.07.2004 · Read full review
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Paw prints in the snow

Advantages: The joy your pet brought just from having had them
Disadvantages: The end of a precious life

A year ago I sat and wrote about the death of my cat Shadow. It wasn't by any means a conventional opinion, or a well-planned piece of writing; it was an expression of emotion straight from the heart because that's all I could manage at that time. A year ...

wiggglypufff 10.12.2003 · Read full review
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The price we pay for love

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: pain

Pet Bereavement All seasoned pet owners are only too familiar with the strong, emotional responses suffered, upon the loss of their pet, be it mouse, dog, cat or donkey. This review is mainly about those responses and how we deal with them; and m ...

Gooseydyoo 21.10.2010 · Read full review
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Dedicated to a faithful friend .

Advantages: The love the faithfulness.The good times.
Disadvantages: The pain the wretched suffering ...the loss.

Today we had to do one of the hardest things we have as a family have ever done. We decided to let our pet go. We only knew on the same day he was put to sleep. Forgive me for plonking this here as this isn't strictly in the right catagory but ...

christina44 07.05.2005 · Read full review
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