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Social Obligations Wear Me Out

Social Obligations Wear Me Out

In this counseling answer: •Let him know you feel tired, or not want to socialize that much as it mentally drains you. You prefer some alone time during the week, or the constant need to socialize is draining you physically and you are not being as productive at home. •Do not feel the need to …

Depression and Anxiety Ruin My Brother's Life

Depression and Anxiety Ruin My Brother's Life

In this counseling answer: •Sister what your brother may be suffering from in addition to depression and anxiety is post-traumatic stress disorder. This is common in children/adults who have been bullied, tormented and/or abused. •I highly encourage you to seek a therapist in your area who specializes in children who have been bullied. •I would …

My First Ramadan Wasn't What I Expected

My First Ramadan Wasn't What I Expected

How can I describe my feelings, my state of my mind during the first two weeks? I felt light, but deeply rooted in myself and in the world; a lightness and openness for the things that lay ahead of me that I have never felt like that before. Devotion to the present…

anxiety & stress

6 Ways to Reduce Anxiety & Stress Right Now

According to Anxiety UK, the word stress is usually used to describe the feelings that people experience when the demands made on them are greater than their ability to cope. At such times people can often feel overloaded, under tremendous pressure and very tense or emotional. Stress affects everyone, young and old and is a completely …

How Do I Deal with a Mother Who Has a Big Ego?

How Do I Deal with a Mother Who Has a Big Ego?

In this counseling answer: •Outline your feelings concerning how much you love her, need her, how you look to her for comfort, and how you need her to be there during times of stress, sadness, or other moments in life when you need a best friend and a mom. •I kindly recommend that insha’Allah you seek out …

I’m Stuck in a Cycle of Depression & Anxiety

I’m Stuck in a Cycle of Depression & Anxiety

In this counseling answer: • Once you resolve your mental health/sleeping issues, you can move in the direction of deciding if she is one who you will marry. • If you have depression and anxiety, there are biochemical and neurological changes that may have taken place which need to be corrected. • Whatever it is …

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.



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