A first-time mother at 37 and a single mum just nine months later

Psychologist and jazz singer Faridah Ali Chang 's wealthy businessman husband left her when their daughter Aeriqah was 9 months old.
Psychologist and jazz singer Faridah Ali Chang 's wealthy businessman husband left her when their daughter Aeriqah was 9 months old.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - In tears, Ms Faridah Ali Chang called a dear friend to say she did not know how to bathe her newborn daughter.

Being a new mother at age 37 was overwhelming, but deeper trouble lay ahead. Nine months later, Ms Chang became a single mum when her husband left the family.

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