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7 Common Topics Every Newlywed Will Fight Over Within The First Year of Marriage

Do you find yourself bickering more with your spouse after getting married? Well, you’re not alone. As you settle down into marital life after the high of your wedding fades…

Successful Couples Use these 8 Skills to Manage Conflict

While conflict may be inevitable, successful couples know how to use these 8 psychologist-taught skills to manage conflict for happy and loving marriages that last. The first few years of…

10 Money Matters You Need to Discuss Once You’re Married

How couples manage finances in marriage is a source of many marital conflicts. Make sure you discuss these ten money matters to achieve your shared financial goals. Money is a…

8 Ways to Deal When Your Parents Try to Take Over Your Wedding

Wedding planning is tough enough without controlling parents! These tips for dealing with overbearing parents might help. You’re newly engaged and super excited to start planning your wedding, but when…

10 Easy Ways to Be a Supportive Bridesmaid

Planning a wedding can get very stressful for the bride and she needs all the help she can get from a reliable support system – her bridesmaids! It is an…

How to Introduce Your Parents to Your In-Laws

Introducing your parents to your in-laws is a milestone for you as a couple, and we have some tips to help you avoid awkwardness and get their in-law relationship off…

5 Serious Signs You’ve Found The One

As you’re thinking of heading down the aisle, you might wonder, are you sure you’re marrying the right guy? Here are 5 signs he’s the one, according to psychologists. You’re…

7 Experiences Couples Should Go Through Before Getting Engaged

Wondering if your relationship is ready for the next level? See if you’ve had these experiences couples should go through before getting engaged! You’ve been dating for a year now…

Expectation Versus Reality of Living Together after Marriage

The first year of living together after marriage can unearth a lot of conflict. Here’s how to navigate common issues. When you imagined living together with your partner after marriage,…

How Long Should You Date Before Getting Married?

Wondering how long to date before marriage? It might not be a question of time. You’re crazily happily in love and you’re starting to hear wedding bells, but a tiny…

Top 8 Wedding Planning Fights Most Engaged Couples Will Encounter Before Their Wedding

Do fights during your wedding planning mean you and your beau are not meant to be? You’ve said ‘Yes!’ and you’re oh-so-ready to get your wedding planning started so you…

7 Easy Ways to Avoid Pre-Wedding Fights With Your Love

Have you been arguing more with your groom-to-be ever since you started on your wedding planning? Don’t worry, it’s very common, and we have pinpoint some pre-wedding issues you can…

3 Lessons I’ve Learnt About Love From A Long-Distance Relationship

Long-distance relationships are notoriously challenging for many couples. SingaporeBrides writer Natalie shares three lessons about love that she learnt from her own long-distance relationship that have made it worthwhile. Even…

3 Graduated Brides Share Their Most Important Lessons From Marriage

Getting married is one thing, but staying married and journeying on through the years with your significant other is another. We hear from our fellow SingaporeBrides colleagues on their experiences,…

From Mother To Daughter: 3 Pieces of Advice on Marriage

More than passing down jewellery or their own wedding gowns to their daughters on their wedding day, three mothers share their legacy. Here are three pieces of advice from one…

8 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive After The Wedding

Sometimes, it takes more than just love to keep a marriage afloat. Read up on these eight things you can do to help keep the spark alive in your marriage…

10 of the Worst Reasons to Get Married

These 10 worst reasons to get married should sound warning bells instead of wedding bells. Getting married is a huge decision, and you should be sure you’re making it for…

2 Little Things that Can Make or Break Your Marriage

Psychologists reveal two little things that successful couples do every day to stay happily married. How can you ensure your marriage is as full of romance and passion as the…

3 Ways Wedding Planning Can Help You Prepare for Marriage

It is true that you shouldn’t spend so much effort on wedding planning that you forget what the most important thing is. But since this is a process you have…

4 Ways a Wedding Can Ruin A Friendship and How to Avoid It

Don’t let a one-day event ruin a friendship that has stood the test of time! Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and will…

10 Simple, Daily Habits for Happy Married Life

Healthy habits can create incredibly happy married life. Most relationships start out happy. You smile whenever you think about your partner, your heart skips a beat when you see them…

5 Ways to Fight in a Relationship that Actually Make You Grow Closer

Learn 5 conflict management skills that actually turn couple fights into a bridge to deeper connection between you and your spouse. Your spouse is probably the person you feel most…

6 Ways To Keep The Love Alive While Planning Your Wedding

Check out these six ways to keep the love alive while planning your wedding for a truly happily-ever-after! I’m not going to lie and tell you that your wedding planning…

20 Ways to Know Your Relationship Will Last

As you’re about to head down the aisle, it’s natural to wonder if there are ways to know your relationship will last. There are clear signals when a relationship isn’t…

5 Tips On How To Agree On Money Matters After Marriage

Even as you vowed to be together in sickness and in health, in good times or bad, it’s important to realise that so much in marriage – and life –…

3 Surprising Reasons Not to Marry Your Soulmate

Before you walk down the aisle, you might wonder if you’re about to marry your soulmate. But, should you? One of the most memorable lines in Hollywood history has to…

5 Things Every Couple Should Discuss Before Getting Married

Getting married? Make sure you take time to talk about these five important things first! A long-lasting and healthy relationship requires consistent effort, commitment, and respect from both husband and…

6 Signs You’re in a Happy, Lasting Relationship

Are you in a happy, lasting relationship? With Valentine’s Day reminders almost everywhere you turn, it’s not hard to keep your thoughts on love this season. But what does it…

6 Possible Reasons You’re Having Difficulty Penetrating During Sex

Has sex been painful during penetration? The condition, known as vaginismus, is not as uncommon as you might think. Here are six possible reasons you’re having trouble in the bedroom….

10 Questions You Need To Ask Each Other Before You Get Married

It’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of a wedding and neglect talking about the more important issues concerning your marriage and future. But here are 10 questions…

6 Wedding Resolutions For Every Couple in 2016

Let’s ease into 2016 with a list of wedding resolutions you should keep. It’s 2016! How quickly the time flies! If you have already set some personal goals for yourself,…

Are We Too Different?

At the wedding planning stage, couples are faced with many big decisions about their new home, finances, and family relationships. If you’re arguing often and can’t seem to see why…

7 Surprising Facts About Men

There are a lot of facts about men that women know. But there are many more that remain a mystery to womankind. Fu Jinming sheds light on some of the things…

What Women Say And What They Really Mean

Do girls say what they mean, and mean what they say? Fu Jinming attempts to do what every man has tried and failed – read their minds. You’ve probably been…

8 Conversations To Have Before You Get Married

Are you focusing so much on planning your wedding that you’re neglecting to prepare for your marriage? We interview three marriage specialists for their insight on the eight conversations you…

Married And Loving It

Can a married man truly be a happy one? Fu Jinming attempts to douse your cynicism with his musings about being happily unavailable. Chinese-American comedian Joe Wong summed it best…

The Unsexy Pre-Marriage Talk

It’s the talk before the walk down the aisle. And it’s one you’d do well to have. Fu Jinming clues you in on what you should be discussing with your…

How To Keep Your Friends After Marriage

Does the beginning of marital bliss mean the end of bro-hood? It doesn’t have to be, says Fu Jinming, as he shows you how to maintain your friendships after marriage….

How to impress her family and friends

Got the girl eh? Or so you think. Fu Jinming shows you how to dazzle the people who have a big say in whether you stay, or go. So you’ve…

Adopt These Attitudes For A Happy, Fulfilling Marriage

A happy, fulfilling marriage is no accident. Just because you have exchanged vows does not mean that you should stop working on your relationship with each other. Our writer, Jaclyn…

8 Don’ts In Any Relationship

There are some habits and behaviour that can be toxic to a healthy relationship. Fu Jinming lists eight things we shouldn’t be doing with or to our other halves. It…

8 Secrets to a Blissful and Successful Marriage

What makes a successful couple? How do you turn your marriage into an enviable one? Fu Jinming lets you in on the secret. Walk into the Singapore Registry of Marriages…

5 Things Your Bridesmaids Are Saying Behind Your Back

As a bride-to-be, it’s only natural that you enjoy the step-by-step planning of your wedding. But don’t expect your bridesmaids, who are really just along for the ride, to be…

Beware The Groomzilla

Wedding planning has long been the domain of the bride-to-be. But these days, a new breed of men is threatening to take over. Fu Jinming dissects the Groomzilla, and shows…

5 Ways to Build a Harmonious Marriage with Fengshui

From matching your “bazi” to marrying on an auspicious date, you consulted a professional before making any major decisions for your Big Day. Now that you are wedded, it’s time…

How To Buy The Lingerie Of Her Dreams

Every guy thinks he has the perfect lingerie for his lady. Problem is, it’s unlikely to be the one she imagined it to be. Fu Jinming unclasps the mystery of…

6 Essential Tips For A Lasting Dual-Career Marriage

Dual-career marriages – where both husband and wife pursue their chosen professions – are common in Singapore. But for these couples, maintaining a harmonious relationship at the same time can…

Making Working Couples Work

How do we make a dual-career marriage work? Especially when the traditional roles of women as dutiful wives and men as breadwinners have turned on their heads. Fu Jinming explains…

Fighting Fair: The Secret to a Long-lasting Marriage

No two individuals are perfectly in sync. So, it’s perfectly normal for a couple – married or otherwise – to bicker occasionally. But if you don’t learn to argue right,…

Taming Your Bridezilla

Things can get a little overboard when it comes to brides and their weddings. Fu Jinming shows you how to manage your bride and her nuptial obsessions – while preserving…

When My Mother and Fiancée become BFFs

Women and their mothers-in-law typically go together like water and oil. But what happens when your wife and your mother become best friends? Fu Jinming shares his tale of woe….

No More Pre-wedding Fights!

Planning your wedding can bring out the worst in you and your groom-to-be. But don’t let angry face-offs and shouting matches tear you apart from each other. SingaporeBrides shows you…

Bury That Ex

How do you deal with your fiancee’s or wife’s insecurities about your ex-girlfriend(s)? What can you do to re-assure her that the past is past? Fu Jinming readies the shovel….

Moving In Together: What To Expect

Now that you’ve exchanged vows, it’s time to move into your brand new built-to-order Housing Board flat. But the question you should ask yourself is “Are you ready for it?”…

When The Girl Proposes

While it’s still the norm for guys to initiate marriage proposals, some ladies have been bucking the trend and doing the asking instead. Fu Jinming ponders the practice, and what…

How To Date Your Wife

How do you rekindle the flames of your marriage, and show your wife you still love her? Simple. Just woo her all over again. Here’s an old pub joke: When…

8 Ways To Fight Post-Wedding Blues

Most brides had dreamed of walking down the aisle since they were in princess-pink dresses. So it’s hardly surprising that you would feel just a lil’ empty after the fuss…

Real-Life Wedding Night Confessions

Here’s an unsettling fact: More than half of the bridal couples don’t have sex on their wedding night. But it’s not hard to see why. After the mayhem of wedding…

7 Common Mistakes Every Newlyweds Makes and Ways to Overcome Them

With both the wedding and honeymoon over, it is time to begin your life as newlyweds in your new home. While you may be new to married life and are…

Wedding Night Sex

For couples who choose to wait till after saying “I do” to jump into bed together, having sex on the wedding night can be a nerve-wrecking experience. SingaporeBrides shares some…

Recipe to an Everlasting Marriage

With the wedding (and planning!) finally behind you, you can hardly wait to embark on your life as a wife. In your head, both you and your man are galloping…

Dealing with the Mother-in-law

So you’ve found The One. You’ve even got him to get down on one knee, with a glittering diamond in a robin-egg-blue box in hand. But what hasn’t exactly crossed…

10 Tips On How To Stay Lovingly Married

Now that you’ve said your vows, it’s time to embark on the toughest life journey of all – marriage. And yes, that means being faithful to one partner, living with…

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Here’s a statistic: 52 per cent of newlywed couples don’t have sex on their wedding night. Blame it on wedding day stress or well-meaning friends who forced alcohol down your…

Snagging Mr Right

Ask any bride why she married her man, and expect to hear answers like “He’s The One” or “He’s my Mr Right”. But how do you tell “The One” from…

Confessions of a Modern Wife

As you’re preparing for your wedding, there must be one thought at the back of your mind that you’re afraid to address: Will your role as a wife be any…

Is Life After Marriage Like a Bangkok T-shirt – “Same Same But Different”?

Boy meets girl, boy and girl date, boy proposes (or says “Want to apply for flat?”), boy and girl get married. Now what? Does life go on as it did…

Should You Move In Together Before Getting Married?

Marriage is and will be undoubtedly the biggest decision you’ll make in your entire life. Is that why you should cohabit to find out if you can live with your…

Keeping The Flame Alive – Pt II

After the “honeymoon period” is over, couples may start to find themselves irked by each other’s faults and habits. We speak to four married couples who have been married for…

Keeping The Flame Alive – Pt I

After the “honeymoon period” is over, couples may start to find themselves irked by each other’s faults and habits. We speak to four married couples who have been married for…

I Do… Have a Few Questions for You, Darling

Boy meets girl, they fall in love, date, get married, have kids and live happily ever after. Is Life ever that simple? Unfortunately, in real life, keeping a marriage strong…