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Feeling Like a Slave at My In-Laws' Home

Feeling Like a Slave at My In-Laws' Home

In this counseling answer: Give your (ex)husband the time that he says he needs to think things through. You need to also reflect on what’s happened and work on your relationship with Allah (swt). At this point, don’t place any unnecessary pressure on him. Use this as an opportunity to improve your relationship with Allah (swt). This will …

My Wife-to-be Doesn’t Want to Live with My Old Mom

My Wife-to-be Doesn’t Want to Live with My Old Mom

In this counseling answer: • There should be room for negotiation and communication about this matter between you both. • You do not have to live too far away from your mother. Maybe in the same house but on a different floor? • Sit down with your mother and talk about this. Assalam Aleikom brother, …

In-Laws Expect Me to Serve Them

In-Laws Expect Me to Serve Them

In this counseling answer: • In life, there is a compromise, especially when we are married. However, compromise should not have an end result of feelings such as yours. • Have a heart to heart talk with your mother-in-law. Take her out for lunch or somewhere quiet but enjoyable. Talk to her about how you …

I Crave More Time with My Husband!

I Crave More Time with My Husband!

In this counseling answer: • Strive to become assertive which means to seek a win-win situation when dealing with others. • Get closer to your husband and truly nurturing your relationship with him. As-Salamu Alaikum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. I am sorry to hear about your situation with your in-laws. I …

My Mom Is Jealous of Me

My Mom Is Jealous of Me

In this counseling answer: • Seek a therapist. • Sit down with your mom and discuss what is on your mind. Discuss the things that you admire and love her. Even if there are not many happy memories sister, I would try to write down as many as possible that you remember. As Salaam Alaykum …

In-Laws

Couples' Big Problem: The In-Laws (Watch)

Why do mothers in-law constantly criticize their daughters in-law? Weren’t they daughters in-law once?! In-laws’ interference is a common problem that causes much pain in marriages and sometimes, it puts an end to it. In this video, marital counselors and Islamic scholars speak about this common problem and give advice on how to deal with it. …

Husband Disrespects Me and My Parents

Husband Disrespects Me and My Parents

In this counseling answer: • You might begin by letting him know how you feel. • If there is no chance that the two of you can make amends, for the sake of your daughter, you will need to seek a separation so amicably that is in her best interests. • Be kind to yourself. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, …

I Can No Longer Live with My In-Laws

I Can No Longer Live with My In-Laws

Salam Aleikom, In this counseling video, you will learn: The possible reasons why a husband does not want to move away from his parents’ home What a wife can do to feel comfortable in such a situation *** Watch more: Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and purely based …

Mother-in-law

Mother-in-Law's Rule: OK!

 In this counseling answer: “Try to do things in your own home and on your own time that give you joy.  Doing so will make you stronger so that she does not erode you.  If she starts to yell at you and say foul things simply tell her that you ask Allah to forgive her …

I've Started to Hate My Mother-in-Law

I've Started to Hate My Mother-in-Law

In this counseling answer: • Your husband should be the spokesperson for your relationship and your decision-making. • You could also work to improve the overall situation by being assertive. Salamu ‘Alaikum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. I am sorry to hear about your situation at home with your mother-in-law. I ask Allah …



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