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Mother-in-Law Accuses Me of Lying

Mother-in-Law Accuses Me of Lying

In this counseling answer: “Seek marriage counseling even with a non-Muslim if a Muslim counselor is not available. We get treatment from non-Muslim doctors when we are ill, so certainly we should seek counseling for our personal and marital problems even if a Muslim counselor is not available.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for sending us your …

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

In this counseling answer: •Allow the children a time-limited break when they come home from school such as 30 minutes to get a snack, go to the restroom and to wind down •After the break, set the children in the same area each day to complete homework. You may want to keep them within your …

I Can’t Bear Living with My Bossy In-Laws!

I Can’t Bear Living with My Bossy In-Laws!

In this counseling answer: • Recognize what a blessing Allah has given in not just one area of your life but two. • Go live with your husband. • Your mother in law is your mother’s sister, so ask your mother as I believe she knows from experience how and what works best in terms …

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 …

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 …

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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. …



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