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Sunday April 19th 2015

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20-year-old lady becoming the sole breadwinner at home

20-year-old lady becoming the sole breadwinner at home

Hi Gilbert, I don’t know whether this will help or is it bringing me to anywhere but I just need some professional advice. I’m Shirley  and only  20 years old. Though I’m young in my [...]

38-year-old Jobless PMET: “I attempted to kill myself and trying my best to move on now.”

38-year-old Jobless PMET: “I attempted to kill myself and trying my best to move on now.”

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Philip  and can you provide us with some background information about  yourself? Hi Gilbert, I am 38 with good university degrees, a [...]

Polytechnic graduate surviving on S$300/month to fulfill entrepreneurial dream

Polytechnic graduate surviving on S$300/month to fulfill entrepreneurial dream

HI Gilbert, Its nice to read your site. Been here a couple of times. Let me share my  entrepreneurial story here with your readers. I am just a polytechnic diploma holder with a starting [...]

40-year-old PMET: “Should I expand my business or look for a job?”

40-year-old PMET: “Should I expand my business or look for a job?”

Dear Mr Gibert, I found your website when I was goggling 'jobs over 40 years old', and I wished that I had found your site sooner. My purpose for goggling was to find out how difficult it is for a [...]

Mother seeking advice on cyberbullied 11-year-old son

Mother seeking advice on cyberbullied 11-year-old son

Hi Gilbert, My 11-year-old son has just been cyber bullied on face book by a classmate who impersonated him by setting up a fake face book account. The fake face book page claimed my son is a [...]

Online counselling session with woman going through marital problem

Online counselling session with woman going through marital problem

At least 30% of our clients preferred online counseling and today we have reproduced, with permission,   one of such transcript session here. We receive an average of ten such requests weekly on a [...]

22-Year-Old Jobless Singaporean Caught In Sandwiched Generation

22-Year-Old Jobless Singaporean Caught In Sandwiched Generation

Hi, I am Shortcake, Singaporean, thank you very much for reading this, any helpful advice, comment or feedback will be sincerely appreciated thanks.  Sorry also for being longwinded and for the [...]

Parent Concerned About Well Being of Cyber bullied Daughter

Parent Concerned About Well Being of Cyber bullied Daughter

Dear Mr Goh, I came across this site while researching for help on this particular topic. It is really good to know that help is available and we are not alone on this. As I read your advice to [...]

Wife contemplating divorce with indifferent husband

Wife contemplating divorce with indifferent husband

We have been married for 17 years. We are quite different in family and educational  background -  just like East and West. Unfortunately, the fusion of East and West didn’t work  well for the [...]

Jobless PMET Providing Vital Feedback on Our Government Aid Agencies

Jobless PMET Providing Vital Feedback on Our Government Aid Agencies

 Hi Gilbert,   Great site you have, I have a few queries and some feedback for you:-   1. Have been unemployed for sometime, yet my ex-employer did not take me off CPF contributions despite my [...]

Wife concerned about husband’s unfair termination at work

Wife concerned about husband’s unfair termination at work

 Hi Gilbert I came across your support site while I was surfing for information on unfair termination.  I wish to seek proper advice so that I can provide the right support to my husband.  [...]

Man with maintenance default of $20,900: “Should I die or go to jail?”

Man with maintenance default of $20,900: “Should I die or go to jail?”

Hi Gilbert, My ex wife is from  PRC and we were married for less than 4 years before the marriage ran aground. The end of the marriage also was the start of a financial nightmare for me. Let [...]

Under employed PMET: “These past few years have really been hard on us.”

Under employed PMET: “These past few years have really been hard on us.”

Dear Gilbert I stumbled on transitioning.org only today. Didn’t know there's  a support group for unemployed citizens like me! It’s a good thing what you’re doing here and I thank you for [...]

Jobless PMET with master degree: “E2i is a useless organisation!”

Jobless PMET with master degree: “E2i is a useless organisation!”

Hi Gilbert, your article touches on a lot of sore points with Singaporeans like me - who are jobless.    E2i is a useless organisation.  They claim to train people for alternative jobs but [...]

Man unsure if he is child’s biological father

Man unsure if he is child’s biological father

Good day to you Gilbert. I needed some advice from you urgently. I used to have a local female friend and we entered into a sexual relationship. Ours was not a boyfriend girlfriend type of [...]

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