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In Ramadan, My Wife Doesn't Want to Sleep with Me

In Ramadan, My Wife Doesn't Want to Sleep with Me

In this counseling answer: • You could help her with the cooking, looking after the children during the day, if there are any, or you could take her out for iftar. • Show her love; tell your wife that you appreciate all of her work during the day to prepare iftar and perform other duties while she is fasting. As-Salamu …

Husband Left Me Loaded in Debt

Husband Left Me Loaded in Debt

In this counseling answer: • Study your rights as a Muslim woman and wife. • Seek legal counsel as well as Islamic council regarding dissolving this marriage and prepare to start your life anew. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, I am sorry to hear about your marriage problems and the way your husband has treated you. First …

Arab husband imposes his culture on us

Husband Wants to Impose His Arab Culture on Me & My Children

In this counseling answer: • We suggest at the outset that you struggle to improve your married life rather than contemplate divorce. • Let him know how unhappy you are. You don’t need to blame him, but you have to help him realize that he has to be an active part of resolving these problems. • Be very …

Feeling Helpless: Why Does My Husband Treat Me Bad?

Feeling Helpless: Why Does My Husband Treat Me Bad?

In this counseling answer: • Think back to the time when your husband could work and do not have serious back problems. Was his behavior than the same as it is now? • The marriage calls for a timeout so that you can both take a step back, review the situation, recover, and then decide what to …

My Wife Shows No Interest in Sex

My Wife Shows No Interest in Sex

In this counseling answer: • This problem could be due to cultural norms/expectations, health issues, mental health issues, stress, feelings of shame. • Both of you should strive to have a close relationship in which the both of you value each other’s feelings and interests. •  Have an actual conversation in which the both of you …

Husband Married Me for Visa

Husband Married Me for Visa

In this counseling answer: • Go for marriage counseling. • Seriously consider divorcing him if all else fails. • Make istikharah. As Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, I am sorry to hear of the situation that you are going through. I know it can be painful when a marriage is not working out, or when one’s spouse changes and …

Husband Suffers from Parents Worshipping Syndrome

Husband Suffers from Parents Worshipping Syndrome

In this counseling answer: • He must keep a balance between serving his wife and mother, otherwise, he might oppress one or the other. •  Just do your part and don’t argue with her over small things, and try to show your husband that he is the one who needs to stand up for you and defend …

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. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,  It is not surprising that …

I Regret Marrying My Ugly Husband

I Regret Marrying My Ugly Husband

In this counseling answer: • Try your best to make this marriage a 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 …



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