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Silent treatment

When to Give Your Spouse the ‘Silent Treatment’?

A husband comes home from work. His wife is silent, giving muted, monosyllabic replies to his cheerful banter. “What’s wrong?” He asks. No response. “Is it something I said?” Still no reply. By now he is racking his brain, going over the events of the past week to fish out the possible reason for his …

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Top 10 Reasons Why Marriage Fails

Marriage like any other relationship is never perfect. Even the best of marriages tumble. Most experts agree that the key to a successful and loving marriage is hard work, commitment and constant re-evaluation of our expectations in addition to how we communicate. Sounds easy enough, but in reality, it’s easier saying than doing. Speaking to …

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In Marriage, Pick Your Battles

Conflict is a part of life. It exists in most relationships and it is not necessarily bad. Whenever you put two unique individuals together, you are going to have two persons who don’t always see eye-to-eye.

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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