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
True story: “I quit my job in Singapore to be with my boyfriend overseas but he was seeing someone else"
When Charmaine* moved to Hong Kong to join her long-term boyfriend, she discovered that he’d partnered up with another woman. The 34-year-old marketing consultant shares her heartbreak
True Story: “I need to drink just to get through the day - but I hide my alcohol problem from everyone”
Account manager Robin*, 34, fears she may be an alcoholic but says she isn’t sure if she’s ready to get sober. She opens up to Melissa Wong about her five-year dependency and her worry that it may be controlling her life
True story: "I left the job I love because my supervisor is a tyrant"
It can get stifling when you're constantly getting picked on at work. *Gary and I used to be friends until he decided to abuse his authority as my new supervisor
True Story: “My live-in partner refuses to have sex with me"
Beth*, 35, has been dating Andre* for nearly five years but for more than half that time now they have not been sexually intimate. Beth discusses how her boyfriend’s refusal to have sex has affected her
#AimforZeroSG: Shaking off the stigma of sexual violence
She's survived different types of sexual violence (and often blamed and shamed for experiencing it), but writer and catalyst for transformation and healing, Pamela Ng, doesn't let her past experience define her