It kept me active, up to date with trends, and prevented my mind from becoming dull.Always improve yourself so you won’t fall behind as your children grow and your husband advances in his work.” – Grace*, 49, finance manager Financial stability matters “You don’t have to find a tycoon, but do date someone who is financially stable.But that guy who thinks it’s ‘unladylike’ and shames you for it? You’d just end up sneaking out for a drink and having to come up with lies and excuses.
I took the plunge and moved overseas after being in a seven-year long-distance relationship… At the start, I stayed at home and was tempted to continue doing so just to be there for my daughter.
If you’re in the same boat, my advice is: Don’t get too comfortable.
We have been divorced for 2 years and although it saddens me that my family has been broken apart, I am happy that my ex and I have have managed to be civil enough to make it okay for the kids.
Here is what I have found: For single men the options are plentiful. It seems that the breakdown of available women fall into the following categories: 1.
I remain happily married to him – a Malaysian, and one from a Chinese school at that!
” – Mary Ho, 54, homemaker Love rewards the brave “Have courage and don’t be afraid to act on love. Trust your inner Cupid and don’t be afraid to make an instinctive decision.” – Koh Tze Yin, 50, publisher Be your own person “I got married at 19 and gave birth soon after.Try circular dating (seeing various men at once) and don’t close off your options just because you think you’ve found ‘the one’.Get to know more guys so that you know what works and what doesn’t!Don’t hope for your husband to be the sole breadwinner.When my daughter entered her toddler years, I made the right decision to find a job.What I’d tell my younger self: You are so much more than your squint. Be at ease and completely present with your date.” – Anthea Ong, 48, entrepreneur Never forget what attracted you to him “When I was 22, I adored how my boyfriend (later my husband) was a steady force in my life.