true stories

 
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: "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: “I was sexually assaulted by my date while on holiday”
Jeanne*, 33, invited her date back to her vacation rental apartment, only to be attacked by him. She managed to fend him off but says that the experience has left her scarred.
True story: "I'm 38 years old & I have no savings
All Lavinia* wants is to get her financial act together. The communications director has next-to-nothing in her bank account and is tens of thousands of dollars in debt
True Story: "I love my hubby but we don’t have sex"
Gabriella*, 37, has been married for four years, but for the last two years she and her husband Anthony* have not been sexually intimate with each other. Yet she insists that she will not leave her husband