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Parents Make Me Depressed, Please Advice

Parents Make Me Depressed, Please Advice

In this counseling answer: •Focus on your own contribution to the situation. As angry as you feel about their words to you, shouting at them and having angry outbursts towards them is not going to make the situation any easier. •If you can practice holding your tongue in such situations this will eventually contribute to …

It’s Ramadan, but I Keep Thinking of Killing Myself

It’s Ramadan, but I Keep Thinking of Killing Myself

In this counseling answer: •Please do not wait. Please call your therapist or a crisis center/Suicide Prevention Hotline as soon as possible. •Allah understands and makes allowances for those who suffer with illnesses. You are unable to pray because of your state of mind due to depression. This can happen when one is depressed. •Let …

I’m a Porn Addict Due to Depression: Please Help Me!

I’m a Porn Addict Due to Depression: Please Help Me!

In this counseling answer: •Please reach out to help if you feel suicidal: National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 •I highly encourage you to seek counseling in sha’ Allah. It won’t work unless you are ready and willing to tackle your depression and overcome it. •Please do keep in mind that Allah knows your heart sister …

Ramadan Has Become a Source of Dread and Guilt for Me

Ramadan Has Become a Source of Dread and Guilt for Me

In this counseling answer: • Making a list of the reasons why you do not want to fast can uncover some fears, hesitations, and other thoughts that may be holding you back from enjoying this most blessed and holy month. • Begin journaling your thoughts concerning fasting and analyze these in the context of hoping …

I Feel Isolated During Ramadan

I Feel Isolated During Ramadan

In this counseling answer: • Social activities serve to bring Muslims closer, build bonds, and provide a supportive and spiritual experience. • Contact the mosque and find out if there are any Muslims who are near you. • Ramadan is about festivities, yes, but it is more so about your relationship with Allah (swt) and drawing …

Will Allah Forgive Me for My Haram Relationship?

Will Allah Forgive Me for My Haram Relationship?

In this counseling answer: • Ask Allah to forgive you for your haram behavior. Repent and promise yourself that you will not have anything more to do with this boy. • It is his responsibility and his family’s responsibility to ensure that he does not fall into depression. • Regarding his parents, if there’s a chance …

I Lack Motivation; How Can I Be Persistent?

In this counseling answer: •Reflect on the blessings and the reasons for gratitude. You will feel the intrinsic motivation to do anything and feel that anything can be possible. •Always give priority to quality over quantity. •Develop a vision in life, a focus and become relentless. •Create the ideal study space. •Start with a planner. …

Due to My Mom’s Control, I Feel Stuck in Life

Due to My Mom’s Control, I Feel Stuck in Life

In this counseling answer: •Establish your boundaries; being an adult, know that you do not always need your parents’ consent, approval or permission to do what you want to do. •Break down your bigger goals into small chunks. •It’s Ok to make mistakes. •Listen to your inner child who wants love, care and attention. •Ask …

How to Stop Negative Thinking

How to Stop Negative Thinking

In this counseling answer: • Think of the negative outcome, notate it if needed as a possible, but do not dwell on it. •  You will want to build up your confidence levels so that you can more quickly and effortlessly make good choices, without all the self-doubt and negativity. As-salaam Alaykum, Thank you for …

How to Cope with an Unplanned Pregnancy?

How to Cope with an Unplanned Pregnancy?

In this counseling answer: •I kindly suggest making a list of the reasons why you want to have a child (whether now or later) and a list of reasons as to why you do not want to have a child now. •You are not alone sister. Many feel the same way when an unexpected pregnancy …



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