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I’ve Never Been Attracted to My Wife Shall We Divorce

I’ve Never Been Attracted to My Wife; Shall We Divorce?

In this counseling answer: •Please, discuss your concerns with your parents. They are, after all, the ones who arranged this marriage. Perhaps they can offer some useful tips to help you both. •Brother, you seem to be depressed. Counseling on an ongoing basis can help to sort out your feelings and reduce the stress you …

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How Do I Tell My Catholic Parents I'm Converting to Islam?

Short Answer: You could say to your parents, Mum, Dad, you know if a Catholic person wants to marry a non-Catholic it is best and expected that the non-Catholic will convert to Catholicism. Well, I’m not going against your upbringing, I really appreciate the way you have raised me, thank you. However, I have found something …

How to React to a Husband's Flirting with Other Women

How to React to a Husband's Flirting with Other Women

In this counseling answer: • Talk to him about how it makes you feel when he talks to other women. • Engage in activities together to make him busy and distracted from this awful habit. As-Salamu ‘Aleikom sister, Thank you for contacting us regarding your concern. Unfortunately, flirting is a common problem in every society, …

Are You Intelligent Enough to Make Your Marriage Work?

Are You Intelligent Enough to Make Your Marriage Work?

“Intelligence” generally has us thinking of cognitive abilities and intellectual functioning. True, but when it comes to relationships, especially a marital relationship, “emotional intelligence” is the most important and effective kind of smarts to nurture healthy relationships. Emotional intelligence is paramount in communication for a strong and healthy marriage. What is emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence …

"And We Created You in Pairs"; How Does This Explain Failed Marriages?

"And We Created You in Pairs"; How Does This Explain Failed Marriages?

In this counseling video, you will learn: • We are responsible for our choices • Do not ignore the red flags • Chemical attraction cannot be the only factor you base your marriage on • Look for common values and believes • Learn from your mistakes • Marriage and divorce are parts of the reality of life …

How Do You Know When Your Marriage Is Over?

How Do You Know When Your Marriage Is Over?

In this counseling answer: “Overall, to begin with, it’s a good idea to take a step back and understand some things that you can often forget about when feeling this way. Understanding things from his perspective, as well as understanding exactly why you feel jealous, can be the first step towards overcoming your present difficulties.” As-Salamu …

I'm Afraid This Marriage Won't Work Out

I'm Afraid This Marriage Won't Work Out

Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh, Ma sha’ Allah, you are seeking to marry a spouse and things seem to be going to plan. However, you have concerns about whether it will work out. Without passing judgment as a human being but reminding you of Allah’s rules, contact between a man and woman, without …

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Marital Rape OK within Islamic Marriage?!

Salam Dear Bethany, Thank you for your interesting question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Context: Sexual Pleasure for Both Parties First, the Quranic verse that you mentioned has a completely different interpretation than the one you thought of. It doesn’t mean any sense of sexual exploitation. Actually, it was revealed on the occasion that some of …

How to Deal with a Narcissist Family Member?

How to Deal with a Narcissist Family Member?

In this counseling answer: “Don’t cut ties with family members who appear to have bad attitudes, but do limit contact. Any contact you do have, make sure to stay firm in your Islamic values and speak well with them or remain silent if you can’t.” Wa ’Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh brother, Assuming that all …

My Wife's Dating Another Man; Shall I Divorce Her?

My Wife's Dating Another Man; Shall I Divorce Her?

In this counseling answer: If marriage is truly healthy, there would be no reason for the wife to need an emotional crutch in the form of another man. Therefore, the counselor advises the brother to take a good long look at himself and then have a serious heart to heart conversation with his wife about …



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