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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 Wife Only Wants Me for My Money

Unfaithful Wife - She Only Wants Me for My Money

In this counseling answer: You have a couple of choices: First: seek scholarly opinion over your financial obligations in light of your situation; that your wife has violated the sanctity of marriage. Second: Ask yourself who do you want to be in this test that Allah put you through? What’s the best thing you can do? *** …

Are Marital Problems Signs that Allah’s Not Happy with Me?

Are Marital Problems Signs that Allah’s Not Happy with Me?

In this counseling answer: •From a spiritual perspective, see tests as a chance to prove yourself to Allah. •Seek counseling together with your husband. •Find comfort with Allah, turn to Him, remember Him always, ask for His guidance. •Give him the space to go through whatever emotions he is going through first and then support …

My Husband’s History Search Has Shocked Me

My Husband’s History Search Has Shocked Me

In this counseling answer: •The fact that you checked his mobile would indicate that trust is certainly an issue that is something that should be addressed between the two of you. •Whatever his reasons, making assumptions about his motives will only lead to further pain for you which is why it is encouraged to talk …

Mean Wife: I’m a Beggar in My Own House

Mean Wife: I’m a Beggar in My Own House

In this counseling answer: • You both must be aware of your thoughts and emotions and deal with them in an appropriate manner. • Direct, transparent, empathic communication through conversation, openly expressing thoughts and feelings and actively listening to the other person and trying to understand and empathize with the other person’s viewpoint is important. As-Salamu `Alaikum dear …

Home, Work, & Baby; My Life’s Like a Factory

Home, Work, & Baby; My Life's Like a Factory

In this counseling answer: • You will need it to make the kind of change that you need in your life. • Your husband and the rest of the family can help a bit more towards a more sustainable family system that is beneficial for all. • When mothering is a shared responsibility amongst family and community members, …

I Regret Marrying My Ugly Husband

In this counseling answer: • Try your best to make this marriage content and satisfying one. • Put more emphasis on his good qualities and allow yourself to appreciate them. Try to “love” your husband. • Take care of yourself emotionally by spending time with people whom you love and doing things you like to do. Salamu ‘Alaikum …

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, …

Husband Has No Love for Me

In this counseling answer: • See a marriage counselor to get to the root of the problems. • You, your husband and children would function better as a family if you lived in your own home, separate from your mother in law. Salamu ‘Alaikum, Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear …

Can a Long-Distance Interfaith Marriage Work?

Can a Long-Distance Interfaith Marriage Work?

In this counseling answer: • Talk about your differences before marriage to see if you can work them out such as the issue of holidays. • I am of the belief that every couple has the right to determine how they do their relationship, as long as the terms are “lawful” in Islam and both …



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