Ex-Singapore Idol contestant Samantha Lee wrote an open letter on depression before committing suicide
The Singapore Idol Season 3 contestant talked about mental health and domestic violence issues on a Facebook post, before taking her own life on Dec 22
True story: How I survived the death of my husband
In August 2011, Nancy Thio lost her husband to cancer. She recalls her first years of navigating widow-hood, an identity that was thrust upon her. Here is her story of survival and strength
“I got married at 50 ... and it's the best decision I ever made”
Falling in love doesn’t have an age limit. Sometimes, meeting your other half later in life can be an even better thing
How I found happiness again after being down for a year
I was upset with myself for so long I nearly forgot how to live. But an unsuccesful suicide attempt made me realise that there’s so much more to live for
Pssst…I Work As A Frog Farmer
We spoke to Chelsea Wan, one of the new generation farmers championing agriculture in Singapore
What she's truly thinking: Cancer survivor in her 20s
At 29, Esther Khong discovered she had cancer, and she had a masectomy. With humour and self-awareness, she tells us about her journey, not just of recovery, but of how she found strength by redefining everything around her
What I’m really thinking…as a widowed mum in my 30s
Even when the most unfortunate of things happened to Katherine Ho, she picked up the pieces and carried on with life. She's now not just a widow but a strong and independent mum who's living life to the fullest
True story: "My mum is jealous of me"
Brenda’s* mother has been jealous of her since she was a child. The 38-year-old shares how the jealousy has played out over the years, including the times when her mum tried to sabotage her marriage and job. As told to Melissa Wong
True story: "My hubby and I are high-fliers but we are broke"
Tanya* and Dave* earn a combined monthly income of $30,000, but the couple are deep in debt because most of their money goes towards funding a lavish lifestyle in order to impress their clients. Tanya shares her story with Melissa Wong
True story: "How I became a 'Crazy Rich Asian'"
Adele*, 34, is wealthy beyond most people’s dreams, but she wasn’t born into a rich family; instead, she befriended some of Asia’s most privileged families and moved her way up into their world, eventually marrying into one. She shares her story with Melissa Wong
True story: "I gained weight to get back at my controlling boyfriend"
Tired of being warned that he would leave her if she put on weight, Gemma*, 31, finally found the courage to get rid of her appearance-obsessed boyfriend. She tells Melissa Wong how she did it
True story: “my shopping habit has cost me my marriage and my job”
Lisa*, 34, loved shopping, but over the years it drove her into extreme debt, eventually ruining her relationship with her husband. Her online shopping habit also got her into trouble at work and led to her firing
True story: "My husband cheated on me while I was pregnant"
Angela*, 35, could have stayed with her unfaithful husband after giving birth. Instead, she chose to raise her baby alone as a single mum. She shares her story with Melissa Wong
True story: “I am 32 years old, married, but never had an orgasm"
Carla* loves her husband dearly and says that they have sex regularly. However, the schoolteacher has never climaxed before, a problem that she says started long before she got married