LIFE >> Family

The bigamy trap

After 4 years of setting up a life with the women he loved and having a 1-year-old son together, American Matt Garner found out his Chinese partner had been married to another man the whole time.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/12 19:53:01

To have loved and lost

According to an article published in South Reviews magazine, more than 3.5 million couples were divorced last year.
Source: Global Times | 2014/8/31 17:08:02

Why are you crying, dad?

Postpartum depression is a well-known condition suffered by some new moms after giving birth. Given the psychological and physical strain women endure during pregnancy and childbirth, experiencing emotional turmoil is perhaps unsurprising. New dads, by contrast, are supposed to be pillars of happiness and support during this time. But the reality is postpartum depression affects some men, too.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/20 18:13:01

Holding one family together

The Hunan couple almost abandoned their sick 7-month-old daughter earlier this year.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/1 19:18:01

Cabbage-patch kids

Chen Xi is proud of his 16-month-old daughter Liting, an obedient, mild-mannered infant with a fair complexion. Chen, 32, attributes his daughter's behavior and appearance to her vegetarian diet that includes fruit purees, vegetable juices and a diverse variety of organic foods.
Source: Global Times | 2014/6/17 21:22:24

'Mixed Blood’

To many, the US is no doubt a cultural melting pot as over the years people from various ethnic backgrounds have inhabited the land and collectively created an all new culture. Yet, all the way on the other side of the Earth, a similar situation seems to be emerging in China. Through images seen at the exhibition for Mixed Blood at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, visitors will have the chance to glimpse these changes for themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2014/6/4 19:28:02

Spanks for nothing

Lin Binghuang loves his son Leilei dearly, and would be furious if a teacher or another adult laid a hand on the rambunctious 4-year-old.
Source: Global Times | 2014/5/25 18:43:01

Invisible fathers

When 41-year-old An Na first read the article “Pseudo Single Mother,” shared by many mothers in her WeChat Friend Circle, she experienced a shock of recognition.
Source: Global Times | 2014/5/11 19:18:01

Holiday hangover

Zhang Ning always dreads stepping on the scales after Spring Festival, a gluttonous week that demands devouring countless servings of dumplings, fatty pork gristle and niangao (sticky brown New Year cake) in the name of family reunion.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/11 18:03:01

Elders’ own worries reflected on their kids

Many Chinese parents will meet every need of their children in family life, while making harsh judgments for children’s educational attainments.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/26 19:48:02