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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 …

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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. …

In-Laws Always Criticize Me

In-Laws Always Criticize Me

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest that you first try to win the friendship and trust of all parties; your mother-in-law, father-in-law, and husband. When you do this, you would be more believed and supported when you complain to your husband and asks him to support you. Hopefully, in sha’ Allah, when there would be some mutual …

Mother-in-Law Ignores Me & My Kids

Mother-in-Law Ignores Me & My Kids

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest dear sister that you ask your husband to intervene. It is his responsibility to restore calm and kind relationships within the family.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, I am sorry to hear of the situation you are in. May Allah (swt) bless you for your most caring, loving and generous …

My Husband’s Family Doesn’t Care About Me

My Husband’s Family Doesn’t Care About Me

Answer:  As-Salamu ‘Aleikum, Thank you for writing to us. First of all, we are happy to know that your husband is nice to you and that you are pregnant, ma sha’ Allah. Congratulations. It is a blessing. It sounds from what you are writing to us that your mother-in-law is more attached to her older …

How to Be Patient with People?

How to Be Patient with People?

In this counseling answer: The counselor advises the questioner to “make your lists and journal to explore the reasons why you get hurt so easily and lash out at others. Take classes in positive communication and practice deep breathing and imagery before you speak in a tense situation. Get counseling if you feel it may …

Husband Doesn’t Let Me Visit My Family

Husband Doesn’t Let Me Visit My Family

In this counseling answer: Marriage is all about respecting each other and sacrificing for each other. Therefore, the counselor advises the sister to speak with her husband and come up with a win-win solution. It may be visiting her parents together so the husband doesn’t feel excluded or inviting the family to her house. As-Salam …



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