Single mum: I felt self-pity... I was labelled a widow and felt my family was incomplete

Single mother Nancy Thio with her children (left to right) Noah, 12, Natalie, 18, and Natania, 15, at their home, on April 19, 2019.
Single mother Nancy Thio with her children (left to right) Noah, 12, Natalie, 18, and Natania, 15, at their home, on April 19, 2019.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

SINGAPORE - Mother and son watched YouTube intently to figure out how to knot Noah's necktie for school when he was in Primary 5.

They spent three hours navigating this rite of passage for young men - a little accomplishment even if the tie looked imperfect.

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