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I Have Postpartum Depression, Help Me!

In this counseling answer: •Discuss these feelings with your counselor.Tell her about your depression and fears that overwhelm you. •There are specialized therapies and treatments the counselors can utilize to help with what you’re feeling, such as stress reduction techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy. •Connect with your family and close friends as well and let them …

My Family Doesn’t Show Love Towards Me

My Family Doesn’t Show Love Towards Me

In this counseling answer: • Seek out counseling to help you get through this difficult period in your life. • Writing a letter to your mom is a symbolic way of “laying your head in her lap” and crying. • Reassure your daughter that you will always be there for her no matter what. She will feel …

How to Overcome Traumatic Events

How to Overcome Traumatic Events

In this counseling answer: • The only option for us is to put your trust in Allah in this matter. • Trials are a means to purify the heart and expiate sins. • Seek counseling to overcome the psychological consequences. Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa barakatuh sister, I don’t know if the experience you are referring …

4 Steps for Overcoming Anxiety

Our fear is often worse than the things we are afraid of. Sometimes we fear some crisis occurring and that fear becomes a crisis in itself. Our fear of sickness may actually be the worst sickness to afflict us.

How Can I Break Free from My Constant Paranoia?

How Can I Break Free from My Constant Paranoia?

In this counseling answer: • Make an appointment with a therapist in your area for an assessment and ongoing counseling. • I would kindly suggest that you do gain a complete and full knowledge about human sexual development, sexual feelings, and Islamically appropriate ways to handle them. • You may have had some form of …

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

Getting Married with Mental Illnesses Was a Mistake

In this counseling answer: Give your husband a chance to learn how to support you. If he refuses, please do pursue your right to health and happiness via a divorce. As Salamu Alaikum sister, Thank you for writing it to us regarding your concerns about your mental health and your marriage. I can imagine how traumatic …

How to Cope with Fear of Death & Snake Phobia

How to Cope with Fear of Death & Snake Phobia

In this counseling answer: “It seems your anxiety holds you back from too many things and disturbs your daily life. Therefore, I highly encourage you to seek help from a professional as soon as possible. Phobias are highly treatable, brother, usually by Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Desensitization, or Exposure Therapy, and medication. With the help of Allah, inshallah …

4 Spiritual Tools Battle Anxiety and Stress

4 Spiritual Tools to Battle Anxiety and Stress

Sometimes I wonder if our ancestors experienced the same levels of stress and anxiety we experience today. It seems as if high anxiety is a mark of living in modern times where we are aware of and on guard against every microbe, every fanatic, every state that holds the potential to destroy us…

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

How Can I Deal with My Family’s Problems?

In this counseling answer: • Try to talk to your family about praying together and ask everyone to read the Quran afterward. You’ll find most people are calm and more willing to talk right after praying. Use that time to bring more of Allah’s (swt) word into your family dynamics. • If your brother refuses …

4 Ways to Find Joy and Happiness in Life

4 Ways to Find Joy and Happiness in Life

Anse Tamara Gray wrote a beautiful book that can help you on your journey to more happiness and more joy in your life as a Muslim. In her book “Joy Jots: Excercises for a Happy Heart”, she writes how living a religious life can bring happiness…



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