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My Husband is Fond of Having Girlfriends

My Husband is Fond of Having Girlfriends

In this counseling answer: • You have two options: you will get a divorce or he MUST change his behavior and treat you with love and respect. • It is important to understand each other’s needs. You should ask him why he is cheating and what you could do to make him feel satisfied with …

I Need Financial Independence from My Husband

In this counseling answer: • Set a good space to have this conversation regarding finances. • Acknowledge his efforts as a provider over the years and show gratitude for his generosity. • If he asks why you don’t feel secure, open the discussion regarding disclosure and transparency around family budget and spending trends. • Emphasize …

My Long Distance Relationship; Can It Work?

In this counseling answer: • To be honest with you brother, I have found that long distance relationships are unlikely to work out. • Since you cannot afford to visit the sister and her family right now and you feel serious about your choice to marry her, you might offer a target date to visit …

Can't Get Over My Ex-Girlfriend

Can't Get Over My Ex-Girlfriend

In this counseling answer: • You are only going to feel depressed if you do not focus on the blessings that God gave you right now. • Your ex-girlfriend’s opinions of you do not matter anymore and know that the satanic forces are whispering to you to feel depressed. • Never ever contact your ex again. …

Getting married young

I Regret Getting Married Early

In this counseling answer: • Before taking any decision, seek guidance from Allah (swt) and try to rationalize the facts. • Try to remember what made you fall in love in the first place. • You and he need to have a clear and frank conversation about your expectations. As-Salaam ’Alaikum Sister, Sometimes, when we are young, …

wet dreams

What to Do with Excessive Wet Dreams?

In this counseling answer: • Excessive wet dreams are not something to be too concerned about. Many adolescents experience these dreams as a way to release hormonal enhancements which are taking place as your body prepares itself to become a full sexual adult. • As time passes and you get older, your sexual drive will naturally …

Will Masturbation Cause Problems in My Future Marriage?

In this counseling answer: • Don’t be too hard on yourself as you are seventeen years old and are at one of the peaks of hormones and sexual energy in your biology. However, this does not give you the green light to indulge and crystallize the habit to no end. • Sit down and write …

My Husband's Bad Habit of Criticism

My Husband's Bad Habit of Criticism

In this counseling answer: • The key is to practice changing criticisms into subjective complaints. Use gentle “I statement” that relay your complaint without making your partner feel attacked and in turn defensive. • Notice generalizations like “always” and “never” aren’t used, and the expression is subjective which is less likely to feel like an attack. …

My Younger Brothers Watch Porn!

My Younger Brothers Watch Porn!

In this counseling answer:  • Share your concerns with your parents. • Start having family circles that discuss sexuality and morality in a loving and safe space. As-Salaamu ’Alaikum brother, It is understandable that you are upset and shocked by your brother’s curiosity and attempt to view “bad things.” I agree with your position that this …

Abnormally High Sexual Desire: Can I Masturbate?

Abnormally High Sexual Desire: Can I Masturbate?

In this counseling answer: • If masturbation is a means to help release your sexual tension and keep you focused on higher goals in life, as a psychologist, I think it can help with your situation. In my opinion, masturbation becomes haram if it is habitual and accompanied by viewing of illicit material. • Try …



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