Every time we ventured out in public, I was very aware of eyes looking at us, either in mute judgement or silent mirth.
When my husband found a job in Singapore, I was forced to choose: Go with him to keep my family together, or stay in Malaysia with everyone I love?
Being pregnant before marriage is not easy, especially in Malaysia. But it was all worth it when I got to hold my baby for the first time.
I knew all the red flags to look out for. I never trusted anyone I met online easily. And yet, with Nathan, I had.
As an introvert, I struggle to form relationships with people, and the pressure to do right by my partner in a relationship.
There’s a stereotype that once a man gets married, it’s “Game Over” for him. He’ll be a grown-up, put away his toys, and be a loving father and husband to his wife.
3 years of my life with a person whom I loved with all my heart and soul, and I did not notice the red flags because I was blinded by love.
Beaten down, he said in a low voice, “I’d rather stay confined in the comfort of my home than go out and fear for my life every single moment.”
My story of life after an abusive romantic relationship didn’t follow the classic trajectory: I actually found it harder to stand up for myself post-abuse.
I met Kei at a party, and we hit it off so well. But there was one thing I was torn about — he had a girlfriend.