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Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

(+) It's flattering...for about 2 minutes! (-) You end up hating the person (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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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 Vaccination

(+) Saves lives. Lots of them (-) A lot of largely ill-informed hysteria (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Being a Step Parent

(+) Can Be Very Rewarding, You Can Get Lots More Love, You Can Help The Children Grow (-) Can Be Very Hard Work, The Children Can Be Resentful, Ex-Partners Can Make Life Difficult (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Member Advice on Tests During Pregnancy

(+) Peace of mind that your child is normal (-) Heart-wrenching decision if all is not well (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2000)

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Member Advice on Antenatal Classes

(+) Plenty of opportunity to discuss hopes & fears (-) May have to pay a fee (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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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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Members Advice on Buying Toys

(+) Buying the right bike makes it a less frequent event (-) It only starts with buying the bike - what about knowing how to ride it? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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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 Being in Foster Care or Children's Homes

(+) At least I wasn't put in a "home" (-) There are some foster parents that have no right to be (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Cellulitis

(+) No matter how small if you have a proble - get it checked out! (-) .. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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Is there life after fifty ?

(+) Fifty years experience (-) depends. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Member advice on Caring

(+) Caring, closeness, rewarding (-) Hugely frustrating, disappointing, shattering (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2002)

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Member Advice on Open Relationships

(+) You may laugh (-) You may eat ice cream (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member Advice on Female Sterilisation

(+) No worries about getting pregnant (-) Bitter, bitter regrets (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Working Parents

(+) Overwhelming - allows me to be at home with my daughter (-) Practical complications, but all surmountable! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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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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Member Advice on Philandering

(+) Fun and sex if thats what you want, and are unhappy. (-) Loss of partner, home, security, respect, other peoples lives destroyed. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member advice on cot death

(+) None (-) Death of a baby & life after. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Member advice on having a premature baby.

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

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Member Advice on Living with an autistic child

(+) A very loving child (-) Social problems, very difficult to live with, the list goes on.... (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Age Gaps

(+) Nothing matters when love is true. (-) sometimes you have to let go. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on Family Relationships

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

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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 Long Distance Relationships

(On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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Member Advice on Toys and your Child's Development

(+) A world full (-) none (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2005)

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Member Advice on Being a Good Dad

(+) Watching them grow and mature. (-) Watching as they get hurt. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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Member Advice on Baby Sleep

(+) Those sleepless nights will eventually fade into memory... (-) ....it might not happen until they leave home (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Member Advice on Children Nutrition

(+) helps children to enjoy all food (-) none (*) (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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Advantages: It's flattering...for about 2 minutes!
Disadvantages: You end up hating the person

Vince Cable has insisted he has a pro-business agenda but refused to apologise for attacking excessive bank bonuses paid to "spivs and gamblers". In his speech to the Lib Dem conference, the business secretary called for action to stop capitalism "kill ...

eljefe 11.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

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From lover to stalker

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Ruining your whole life

I would like to tell my story so that people can be aware that this does happen and to inspire people who are currently going through this that you can get through it in the end. When I was 15 and just out of school I met a guy two and a half years old ...

missixty 09.11.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

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Please take care and stay strong

Advantages: None
Disadvantages: Fear, paranoia and possible harm

If you go to my profile page, you may notice I don’t have a photo of myself up. That’s because I have a monobrow, a Daniella Westbrook nose, and a terrible root problem! Not really … it is because a few years ago I had a long, painful experience with a ...

Maia 27.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

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A Stalker-Assisted Suicide Note

Advantages: A really bad stalker can make any other stalkers you may have had seem like comparative long, lost relatives.
Disadvantages: There literally is no escape or respite. There's no defense if any part of your life is in the public eye.

***UPDATE: Jeeez... What a difference a little sleep makes. I can't believe what a drama queen rant I've written here. I'd delete it, but the last time I asked Ciao to delete something it took about a week and in that time, 95% of its readers read it ...

29th_Candidate 19.09.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

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There is such a thing as STALKING

Advantages: read the op
Disadvantages: read the op

It's because of Maia's account of what happened to her that is helping to share my story. It was about the spring that I was 16, in about 1994, that my best friend starting saying things about what I had been doing that she couldn't have known about. ...

Groovee 30.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Dealing with a Stalker

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