After her husband declared bankruptcy, Claudia*, 40, lost her home and most of her belongings and had to adjust to a new lifestyle. She shares how the experience humbled and changed her, and why she still wakes up thankful every day.
“When I married my wealthy businessman husband 15 years ago, I never thought that someday we’d be left with practically nothing. Terence* had inherited a lot of money from his late father and also owned several businesses, so compared to the average Singaporean, we were quite well off.
However, in 2018 Terence’s businesses began to suffer. A lucrative deal he was working on fell through and we lost much of our wealth. We had to file for bankruptcy, and now, two years after losing nearly everything, we’re trying to pick up the pieces and re-build our lives.