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I Can’t Bear Living with My Father-in-Law & His Wife

I Can’t Bear Living with My Father-in-Law & His Wife

In this counseling answer: •I would kindly suggest discussing with your husband a phasing out approach. •To understand what the best way is to move with a situation such as this, it would take your understanding of why he desires to live there as well. •You have the right to have your own home. Please …

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 …

Husband Doesn’t Want to Have a Separate Home; I’m Depressed

Husband Doesn’t Want to Have a Separate Home; I’m Depressed

In this counseling answer: •Be assertive when you talk to your husband and your in-laws. Own your feelings and talk using “I statements”. •Make a clear point that you do not intend to divide the family. •Be open and express you love and respect for your husband and his family. •Make sure that the things …

I Don’t Feel Comfortable Living in a Joint Family

I Don’t Feel Comfortable Living in a Joint Family

In this counseling answer: Everyone has their own limits; some people can live in a joint system, others do not. There is nothing wrong or shameful about you wanting to have your own space. Collect the benefits of what your husband would gain by having an own space. Hear him out; what are his concerns. …

Husband Prefers His Parents Over Me

Husband Prefers His Parents Over Me

In this counseling answer: •Ask him if he does not like your suggestion; to at least discuss with you why he does not agree. •Practice assertiveness when it comes to communication; communicate Using “I statements” •Let everyone know how their actions are affecting you and your relationship with your spouse. •Understand the cause of why …

Mother-in-law

Mother-in-Law's Rule: OK!

 In this counseling answer: Moving out and living alone and separate from her is a good way of setting your boundaries such that when you go back to her house you are more readily available to her needs. •Try to do things in your own home and on your own time that give you joy.  …

Stepmother Makes My Husband’s Life Miserable

Stepmother Makes My Husband’s Life Miserable

In this counseling answer: • The first and the best thing you can do is call on Allah to intervene here. • Understanding the motives behind her behavior can make it easier for you to understand things from her perspective and be in a better position to manage things more effectively. • Let him know …

Bad Influence of Songs on My Daughter

Bad Influence of Songs on My Daughter

In this counseling answer: •Talk with your mother in law about your concern, and mention the video and your preference for your daughter to watch other videos. Ask for her suggestions on videos for children. •As far as what influence it has on your daughter, it is not something that I would be really concerned …

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, …

Marriage, Parents, In-laws

What to Do When Parents Oppose Our Marriage?

In this counseling answer: •You have made the right choice to begin by taking this to Allah and asking Him to change their hearts. •Perhaps you could ask your parents, or him to organize a meeting between the 2 families to discuss the matter. •You might think of introducing a third party who can educate …



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