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Parents Make My Life Miserable; Can I Cut Ties?

Parents Make My Life Miserable; Can I Cut Ties?

In this counseling answer: “Parents always worry about their children and want them all to be successful and happy. I am not saying that they are using the right way of communication with you, but their intentions cannot be wrong. They are definitely not using the right method, and that’s why you have to talk to …

My Mother-in-Law Makes My Marriage Difficult

My Mother-in-Law Makes My Marriage Difficult

In this counseling answer: “Standing firm as a couple will also be useful in helping her to see that you are both serious and let her know that her words and actions will not destroy your marriage. This is something that you will obviously need to speak with your husband about. Assumingly, he is aware …

What to Do to Save My Distressed Marriage?

What to Do to Save My Distressed Marriage?

In this counseling answer: “Make sure you try different ways of approaching your husband if you are not getting any responses or interest from him to discuss issues.” Salaam sister, It is unfortunate that you are in such a situation and while I commend your patience there is a breaking point for all people. You …

In-Laws Forbade My Husband to See Us

In-Laws Forbade My Husband to See Us

In this counseling answer: “There are independence and wholeness that comes through this kind of suffering, strength, and extra abilities that only those who walk through this kind of fire can know. The level of spiritual attainment that a woman gains through this kind of suffering is beyond what I can describe here. You will understand …

Cultural Customs: His Parents Won’t Accept Me

Cultural Customs: His Parents Won’t Accept Me

In this counseling answer: “The solution for this situation is pretty much in your boyfriend’s hands. He has to speak up and act against this forced marriage. I guarantee you his parents won’t kill themselves considering that it is a major sin in Islam. It is all a “well-played game” of over exaggerated guilt that …

Mother-In-Law Destroys Our Marriage

In this counseling answer: “Parents are supposed to launch their kids, meaning sending them out on their own to live their own lives, not parent them their whole lives. The kids are supposed to care for the parents by making sure they are fed, clothed, sheltered and loved. Keeping company with one’s mother more than anyone else is …

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I'm Losing My Temper With My Children, Help Me!

In this counseling answer: ” I would advise you to remember the children are not the issue here. Your main issues come from the adults around you. It would be great if you could resolve those issues and concerns with them. InshaAllah. However, I also know and believe human beings have the capacity to heal themselves. …

We Want a Cheap Wedding, But In-Laws Refuse

We Want a Cheap Wedding, But In-Laws Refuse

In this counseling answer: It would be great if you, as their prospective daughter-in-law, talk to your mother-in-law trying to convince her of your viewpoint. If this is not acceptable in your social traditions, you can resort to a member of your family to try to kindly convince them, preferably someone other than your own …

Living with The In-Laws: Where’s My Privacy?

Living with The In-Laws: Where’s My Privacy?

In this counseling answer: “It is your first and foremost priority to set the boundaries of this relationship in a way that would make all parties feel satisfied, not making you lose the love and respect of anyone. In addition, it is your total right to enforce the limits you want in your own house as …

The in-laws

Our 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. …



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