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How to Deal With Enmeshment in Marriage?

How to Deal With Enmeshment in Marriage?

The relationship between spouses is one of the most amazing relationships that can exist between two people, it must be nurtured and cared for. Though it is expected that a husband and a wife would become attached to one another both physically and emotionally, sometimes that attachment becomes so excessive that it actually causes emotional …

I’m not Satisfied with Our Sexual Life

I’m Not Satisfied with Our Sexual Life

In this counseling answer: • Start by rekindling the relationship and remembering what attracted you to him in the first place. • Being apart from one another gives you the space to reflect on the marriage. • Seek counseling. Wa Alaikum salaam wa Rahmatullah wa barakatuh, It is not unusual in a relationship that after …

Sister Naaila on Marital Intimacy (Counseling Video)

Sister Naaila on Marital Intimacy (Counseling Video)

We had a live video with Sister Naaila where she answered many questions about intimacy in marital life. * I don’t want sex as much as my husband. * I can’t overcome my husband’s past intimate encounters. *  I have trouble getting heated up for sexual intimacy. I don’t like it and it’s more of …

The Importance of Mutual Consultation in Marital Life

The Importance of Mutual Consultation in Marital Life (Watch)

A key to success in marriage is the ability to consult and positively influence one another. Mutual consultation can have many long-lasting benefits. It’s an opportunity to listen to each other and not just speak to each other. Watch this video and listen to Islamic scholars, Social and marital counselors talking about the significance of …

Have You Fulfilled Half of Your Religion?

Have You Fulfilled Half of Your Religion?

As Aboutislam.net counselors, we get our share of questions from concerned spouses regarding the struggles of marriage. Whether it’s young people trying to make difficult decisions about getting married, married people trying to make difficult decisions in the context of their own marriages, or others who are heartbroken due to failed marriages; our community is …

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Passion NOT Needed In Marriage

Married couples have expectations within their marriage. Personal values, parental influence, culture and even media shape these expectations. For some, the media portrayal of relationships even in a cultural value system that is not their own, does nothing to deter their expectations of those same standards in their relationship. In fact, a study by Dr. …

Marriage Is Hard Work, Not a Disney Romantic Movie

Marriage Is Hard Work, Not a Disney Romantic Movie

Most of us girls have dreamt of the big day; we have all imagined ourselves as brides, dressed in a fluffy white dress, surrounded by flowers, and having our cheeks burning red from the hundreds of eyes following our steps. YES! It’s the wedding day. Watching Disney movies when we were younger, most of us …

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Before It's Too Late - A Real Story

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, “I’ve got something to tell you.” She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I …

Silent Spouses: Misunderstanding Patience

Many marriages start off and continue along this leg. After the idyllic honeymoon vacation is over, ‘normal’ life resumes with a start, akin to a parked vehicle revving up and lurching into motion.

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10 Questions Couples Should Ask Before Having Sex

Sex or physical Intimacy is a highly important part of marital life. In Islam, marriage is the only means through which one can satisfy their sexual needs. Giving pleasure to one’s spouse is a highly rewarding deed. Marriage itself is viewed in Islam as the longest, most continuous act of worship a Muslim will perform …



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