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He Says He Loves Me, But I Wish to Run Away

He Says He Loves Me, But I Wish to Run Away

In this counseling answer: • All you can do is to distance yourself from the situation at your home mentally. • Have you done istikhara a few times? Maybe you should if you haven’t done it yet. • You should sit down and make a list of the things you like and dislike about him. • You …

Husband Refuses to Move in with Me; What’s Next?

Husband Refuses to Move in with Me; What’s Next?

In this counseling answer: • If he feels overwhelmed at the thought of moving in together and the responsibilities that come with it, then making it a gradual process will ease that burden. • Understand that having only just gone through this challenge, he needs your support and comfort. • If you don’t tell him the …

A Long-Distance Marriage: Shall I Divorce My Wife?

A Long-Distance Marriage: Shall I Divorce My Wife?

Salam Aleikom, In this video, you will learn: Are long-distance marriages healthy? What are the options when being in a long-distance marriage? *** Watch more: Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and purely based on the limited information provided in the question. In no event shall AboutIslam, its counselors or employees …

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Long Distance in Marriage: A Major Handicap

Answer: Wa `Alaikum As-salaam Sister, I read the sad story of your 3-year marriage. Long distance relationships seldom have a chance to mature into happy and healthy ones. On top of it, arranged marriages, where parents do not exercise care in properly checking out the prospective spouse and his/her family, tend to turn out to be total …

Wife is Far, I’m Engaged in Porn and Masturbation

Wife is Far, I’m Engaged in Porn and Masturbation

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum Brother, As you know, Allah created sex not only for procreation but to fulfill humankind’s need for intimacy, but there are well-known consequences if a person engages in unlawful relationships, which include unwanted pregnancies, STD’s, family breakdown, and so on. The holy Quran considers extra-marital sexual relationships as a great sin. “Nor …

My Wife Doesn't Want to Visit Me

My Wife Doesn't Want to Visit Me

In this counseling answer: I kindly suggest that you talk with her expressing your love for her and your support. Assure her that things will turn out well in sha’ Allah and that you understand that the visa process is not only stressful but can be lengthy at times. Try to engage her in what is going …

Long Distance Marriage Problems

Long Distance Marriage Problems

In this counseling answer: “Financially speaking, if you want to put forth more effort to keep this marriage together, with all of its faults and given that you and everyone in a marriage have the right to love and respect, you have the right to move in with your husband. He should financially support you. …

I Gave Up My Dreams for Him; He Doesn’t Care About Me

I Gave Up My Dreams for Him; He Doesn’t Care About Me

In this counseling answer: “You are reassured that all marriages face certain difficulties. Yet, they are a means to strengthen a healthy marriage. Being in a long distance marriage comes with an added burden, but with patience and understanding can come with many blessings too. Understanding his situation, that he has elderly parents to take …

A Long Distance Marriage: My Wife Blocked Me

A Long Distance Marriage: My Wife Blocked Me

In this counseling answer: “Try to find a way to see your wife with the goal of living together in the near future. If needed, ask family for assistance in reaching her. Have a plan of action in place to discuss with her as well as other supports that she may need as a new …

Online Relationship: Does It Have a Future?

Online Relationship: Does It Have a Future?

In this counseling answer: “Maintain realistic expectations; if you cannot afford to travel and marry within the next 6 months to a year, perhaps you may want to rethink the relationship and end it until there is a time wherein you both can meet and then decide to marry.”  As-Salamu ‘Alaykum brother, Thank you for your …



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