Raphael Niu (23A01A)

Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Compatibility Concerns

Reading Time: 5 minutes

By Raphael Niu (23A01A)

Your resident Aunties and Uncles are back with our Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset column, this time as a collaboration between Raffles Press and Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP)! Ever wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Submit your confessions to https://tinyurl.com/riadvice and we’ll give them our best shot. This column will be published at the end of every month. 

I feel like my girlfriend and I are not very compatible, and I’m not sure if a breakup is right: she hasn’t done anything wrong, we haven’t fought, and I don’t want to break her heart…

Brooding Boyfriend

Dear Brooding Boyfriend,

We all enter relationships hoping for a happily-ever-after, but the unfortunate reality is that few relationships, if any, are that smooth sailing. For many lovers, there will come a time—after days of banal conversation or an explosive fight—when the prospect of leaving flashes across their minds. 

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Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset: Investigating Infatuation

Reading Time: 6 minutes

By Raphael Niu (23A01A) and Sabrina Tong (23S03Q, Peer Helper)

Cover Image by Johnathan Lim (23S03M)

Your resident Aunties and Uncles are back with our Ask Aunt Agony and Uncle Upset column, this time as a collaboration between Raffles Press and Peer Helpers’ Programme (PHP)! Ever wanted to rant about that someone you just can’t stand? Overwhelmed with too many feelings? Submit your confessions to https://tinyurl.com/riadvice and we’ll give them our best shot. This column will be published at the end of every month. 

how do I curb infatuations?

Love-struck Lad

Dear Love-struck Lad,

Perhaps you have fallen victim to one yourself, or are asking on behalf of a friend (who has fallen in ‘love’ and doesn’t know how to get back up!) Whichever it is, the sunny high of infatuation can be thrilling and all-consuming. 

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