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Marry Him While Still in High School?

Marry Him While Still in High School?

As-Salamu ‘Aleikom, I am glad to hear that you have been improved, that your anxiety and paranoia has been decreased, and that you feel healthy enough to pray. I am also happy that you feel your mindset has returned to normal. I am wondering if you have been seeing a counselor and that’s been helping, …

7 Ways To Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

7 Ways to Mitigate Your Anxiety from Social Media

It’s pretty easy to feel anxiety from social media these days. For anyone with a smartphone, information overload seems to have become the default setting. Apps and websites are competing for your time, attention, and dopamine (the neurotransmitter responsible for making your brain anticipate a potential reward). “Get addicted to us!” They scream. We’re flashy …

How to Overcome Social Anxiety?

How to Overcome Social Anxiety?

In this counseling answer: • I encourage you to start a journal and list your feelings and thoughts when you are socializing. • Daily socialization done in increasing increments can help condition the mind and responses towards positive and enjoyable interactions. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear of …

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 …

I Can't Find My Life Purpose; I Feel Anxious

In this counseling answer: • Please start a journal, in sha’ Allah. Write down the answers to these questions and reflect on your anxiety, how and why it may have started, and your reactions to it. • You must also put forth a great effort to “climb out of the hole of despair”. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, What …

How to Use Tawakkul in Relieving Our Anxieties and Worries

How to Use Tawakkul in Relieving Our Anxieties and Worries

One of the major benefits of Tawakkul is that it can relieve us from unnecessary anxiety, worry, and resulting depression from the challenges that we may be facing. By believing that all our affairs are in Allah’s hands and we can do only what is in our control, we leave the results to Allah and accept His decree whatever it may be.

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 …



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