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I Feel Down; I Cannot Enjoy My Life

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Reply Date

Feb 19, 2019

Question

Assalamualaikum,

Like some people, I have reached a point in my life where I don’t want to live anymore. Some of the reasons are the following:

1. I will be giving in 11 papers in 2 months. I had received good marks, around 98%, and made my parents and teachers proud. I think I haven’t studied well and cannot do much more in such a short period of time and I don’t want to disappoint my elders, and this makes me disappointed with life.

2. I had a very good relationship with Allah when I was in 8th grade, however, now it seems that is weakened. I used to feel that Allah was helping me but now that feeling doesn’t come anymore.

3. I have a best friend who helps me a lot in every matter but now our friendship is a bit strained. We fight more frequently now. I went on the internet to find what Allah says in Quran about this situation but cannot find any better result.

These problems may seem insignificant, but they affect me a lot, especially my mood. Sometimes it feels like I cannot breathe anymore and there is always a fear inside of me that something bad will happen. I cannot enjoy and thank the blessings of Allah and it upsets me.

Please advise me on what to do.

Counselor

Answer


I Feel Down; I Cannot Enjoy My Life

In this counseling answer, you will learn:

• Don’t worry; everyone feels down sometimes.

• You need to begin by strengthening your relationship with Allah.

• Process gradually; do not do everything all at once.

• Remember Allah often.

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About Hannah Morris

Hannah Morris is a mum of 4 and she currently works as Counsellor and Instructor of BSc. Psychology at the Islamic Online University (IOU). She obtained her MA degree in Psychology and has over 10 years of experience working in health and social care settings in the UK, USA, and Ireland. Check out her personal Facebook page, ActiveMindCare, that promotes psychological well-being in the Ummah. (www.facebook.com/activemindcare)

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