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Member Advice on Vasectomy

(+) No more children (-) It is just a small prick but it hurts (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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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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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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Should one parent stay at home full-time?

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

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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 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 Long Distance Relationships

(On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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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 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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Member Advice on Attracting Women

(+) sex, love, marriage, friendship (-) black widow after effects, stds, slahed tyres (just kidding) (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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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 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 Antenatal Classes

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

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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 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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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 Age Gaps

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

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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 Sheltered Housing for the elderly

(+) Ideal independent living for the over 60's - in theory. (-) In practice it may prove the worst move you ever make. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Parent Teacher Association

(+) Being involved with your childrens school (-) Being at school too much! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Member Advice on Separated Families

(+) Two lots of presents, happier parents (-) Tearful times (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Member Advice on Coping With Being Cheated On

(+) Can maybe make you realise your relationship needs working on (-) Hundreds, absolutely hundreds. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

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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 Bedwetting

(+) absolutely none (-) increase in washing, unhappy child, confusion and frustration (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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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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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 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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Member Advice on Difficult Behaviour in Children

(+) Sometimes I cant think of any!!!!! (-) very hard work...your life will never be normal again (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Member Advice on Ectopic Pregnancy

(+) None (-) The Whole Experience (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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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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Great Balls of Fire Ouch

Advantages: No more children
Disadvantages: It is just a small prick but it hurts

As I lay there quivering on the operating table I wondered why the hell I had agreed to this. Oh yes like all the others thinking of having the snip I had gone through all the pros and cons of whether it should be the wife or myself. We got all the lite ...

Night_Rider 10.09.2002 ˇ Read full review
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BALLS OFF TO YOU

Advantages: High success rate
Disadvantages: Small amount of pain and discomfort, 4 month wait for the all clear

Having a child each from previous relationships, more children have never been on the agenda for myself and hubby. I couldn't think of anything worse than going back to night time feeds, and nappy changing. I did offer to chop hubby's bits off with a knif ...

wiggglypufff 17.09.2001 ˇ Read full review
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NURSE the bricks.....

Advantages: loads
Disadvantages: so it might just hurt a tiny bit

I was joking honest! So uncross your legs boys and stop wincing now!! Girls stop grinning that smile too it makes the boys worried! Those scissor movements with your fingers appears to be worrying them as well.... Many of you will know I'm an eye nurse ...

jo1l 19.06.2003 ˇ Read full review
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YOU CHOOSE CLIP OR CHOP

Advantages: see op
Disadvantages: see op

These days contraception methods are available to both men and women, but I think that it is the women who takes the prime responsibility for arranging this, as I feel the reason for this is the a woman has the fear of an unwanted pregnancy and so we feel ...

Deni 23.10.2001 ˇ Read full review
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Its not childbirth is it

Advantages: no more children, gives the wife a good laugh - , until after the operation :)
Disadvantages: no more children, the wait before the all clear

Now I just know that if you’re male you will have clicked on this opinion in total outrage thinking how dare I mock such a painful operation and if you are female you will have come along nodding your head!! No really this is what I said to Mr F ...

aflynn_01 30.09.2001 ˇ Read full review
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