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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 …

Ramadan: I Feel I Don't Do My Best

Ramadan: I Feel I Don't Do My Best

In this counseling answer: Creating a plan can be an incredibly useful way to get the most of this month. But make sure the goals you set yourself are achievable. Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam sister, It is common to feel this kind of anxiety during Ramadan; you are not alone. Ramadan is a month full of …

Can't Pray or Fast? 5 Ways to Optimize Ramadan

Can't Pray or Fast? 5 Ways to Optimize Ramadan

The fact that your heart yearns to worship Allah, to fast, to pray the long nights is in and of itself an act of worship for which Allah is giving you reward. The fact that you feel like you are missing out might in fact be giving you a lot of rewards without you even understanding it…

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 …

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 …

Ramadan Anxiety; I'm Not Good Enough

Ramadan Anxiety; I'm Not Good Enough

In this counseling answer: • You need to be more honest about who you really are so that you can be at peace with your own reality. • Don’t compare yourself with others. Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam my dear Sister in Islam, Ramadan Mubarak! In Sha’ Allah, Allah created pain (guilt, in this case) to motivate us—like …

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…

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.

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 …

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 …



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