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An Angel Outdoors, Something Else Inside

An Angel Outdoors, Something Else Inside

In this counseling answer: • Make an appointment with your husband to talk about these matters. You should prepare yourself by writing down your thoughts and some strategies on how you believe both of you can work to resolve some of the issues facing you. • Discuss what kinds of responsibilities can be shared. He needs …

How to Get My Husband to Talk to Me?

In this counseling answer: • You have to be patient with your husband and help him understand that you appreciate him and that you sincerely want to know what he is thinking or what he is feeling about a certain matter. • If you like details, you can encourage him by asking specific questions that …

Husband is Abusive, but I Still Love Him

Husband Wants to Divorce Me, but I Still Love Him

In this counseling answer: • Maybe he doesn’t realize the extent to which his behavior upsets you. Sometimes people just don’t realize, and it takes for the victim to speak up. • If you feel more comfortable, then perhaps you could invite a mutual party to be present, such as the local Imam. • Spend …

Jailed by My Ex; I Want Revenge

Jailed by My Ex; I Want Revenge

In this counseling answer: • Seek help immediately for your mental health issues from a professional in your area. • Revenge is Allah’s (swt) and holding on to hateful feelings, revengeful desires, or other harmful thoughts towards self or others is emotionally dangerous. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear brother, I am sorry to hear about what your …

My Husband's Bad Habit of Criticism

My Husband's Bad Habit of Criticism

In this counseling answer: • The key is to practice changing criticisms into subjective complaints. Use gentle “I statement” that relay your complaint without making your partner feel attacked and in turn defensive. • Notice generalizations like “always” and “never” aren’t used, and the expression is subjective which is less likely to feel like an attack. …

Fiancé Cannot Accept My Sinful Past

Fiancé Cannot Accept My Sinful Past

In this counseling answer: • Since Allah has covered a person’s sins, it is not anyone’s business to seek to lift Allah’s cover of confidentiality. • Point out that if Allah has provided the provision for your forgiveness by Him the Almighty, why does he feel that he is in a position to place himself …

He Left Me Because I Have Bipolar Disorder

He Left Me Because I Have Bipolar Disorder

Salam Aleikom,  In this counseling video, you will learn: Involve your parents in the marriage process Sort out your mental health problem first, get stable before getting married Seek help from therapy and medication Your friends, doing things that you enjoy will boost your mental health Watch more: Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated …

I Don’t Want to Live in Polygyny; Is It a Sin?

In this counseling answer: • Outside of accepting that Allah has made polygyny permissible (under strict conditions!), it is not obligatory for any Muslim woman to accept polygamy for herself. • Turn to Allah and seek His help in filling your heart with tranquility and contentment. • Have a sincere, heart-to-heart talk with your husband about …

Husband Disrespects Me and My Parents

Husband Disrespects Me and My Parents

In this counseling answer: • You might begin by letting him know how you feel. • If there is no chance that the two of you can make amends, for the sake of your daughter, you will need to seek a separation so amicably that is in her best interests. • Be kind to yourself. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, …

How to Help My Emotionally Disturbed Husband?

How to Help My Emotionally Disturbed Husband?

In this counseling answer: • You have to accept that you cannot help him on your own. • Your husband MUST seek help from a therapist in addition to an Imam. • If sever physical abuse takes place, you must consider calling the appropriate authorities. • Sometimes, we have to leave in order to speak …



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