Marriage is one of the most significant relationships two people can share. It can be the source of our greatest joy, but can also bring about its fair share of hurts. There has been much media attention given to marriages and divorce in Singapore in recent times, such as: the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on current and future marriages, fewer marriages and divorce rates, and the possible repercussions of an amicable divorce option on marriages in Singapore.
What are the marital aspirations of youth in Singapore today? How are these influenced by their parents, and what can family members do to support them during this season of adulting?
In this episode of the ParentEd podcast, host Aaron Ng hears from 2 young adult guests, Abigayle Huan and Samuel Law, who share candidly about how their parents have shaped their perspectives on relationships and marriage. They also share how they desire to build healthy relationships with their friends and their personal take towards marriage.
Abigayle is a 21 year old undergraduate student at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law. She has a younger brother, aged 16 years old, and they enjoy a close relationship with each other and with their parents.
Samuel is currently serving his National Service with the Singapore Armed Forces and is an active volunteer in his community. He is 22 years old, enjoys writing and is the oldest of 4 sons.
Want to engage your tween or teen in meaningful conversations but don't know where to start? To celebrate our Youth in Singapore this July, youth community movement FamChamps partnered with TableTalk by Vessels to create a Telegram telebot to facilitate conversations between youth and their family. Visit On Second Talk for more details of their initiative.
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Disclaimer: This episode was recorded remotely as we play our part to keep Singapore safe during this season of COVID-19. The audio quality may be slightly affected during the online recording.