If you would like a serious answer to a serious question, Sylvia is the person to ask. Kind and thoughtful, intelligent and understanding, she goes out of her way to find solutions to the everyday problems of her readers. If you have a personal problem that you need to share but can't do so with your immediate family and friends, try Sylvia, who will provide an honest, genuine and non-judgmental response. 

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Octavia has a slight medical problem for which she has to imbibe copious amounts of wine throughout the day. She has lived life to the full and at 96 years of age is convinced that her vast life experience qualifies her to offer other people her own brand of worldly advice.


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Please note that whilst serious and constructive advice is offered on this page, Sylvia's Perception not a professional advice service. The name 'Sylvia' is a writer's pen name. Advice is offered in good faith but if you are suffering from depression or other serious problem, psychological or otherwise, please seek advice from suitably-qualified professionals elsewhere. For further information, a list of helplines can be found on the Counselling In France website, or at Anglo Info.

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