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My Husband Loves His Other Wife More Than Me

My Husband Loves His Other Wife More Than Me

In this counseling answer: • Patience is the key to improve the relationship between yourself and the other wife. • Try communicating with your husband in a manner where you are not blaming him or putting him on the spot. As-Salamu ‘Aleikum, We are glad that you reached out to us with your problems. We …

My Husband Married Another Woman Secretly

My Husband Married Another Woman Secretly

In this counseling answer: Both of you need to brush up on Islamic knowledge and discussions pertaining to polygamy. Get to know the conditions required for it to be healthy and practiced properly. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, It is unfortunate that you find yourself in this position, sister. Polygamy is a difficult situation to address. Some scholars …

As a Second Wife, I’m Not Being Treated Equally

As a Second Wife, I’m Not Being Treated Equally

In this counseling answer: • What are you looking for in marriage in general? How do you expect to maintain equal treatment in a marriage where the foundation of the marriage is unequal? • I would recommend consulting with a local marriage and family therapist in your area that is comfortable, familiar, and knowledgeable about …

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Shall I Be His Second Wife?

In this counseling answer: • What you really need to consider is whether this man really worth this headache. • You will have to learn how to keep cool and ignore his first wife in order to keep going with your life. As-Salaam ’Alaikum Sister, Unfortunately, it is a situation that the solution isn’t in your …

Being a Second Wife Feels Like Torture

Being a Second Wife Feels Like Torture

In this counseling answer: • If you can tolerate these needs not being met, then stay with him, but have little expectations that these things will change. • You should also seek local advice from your Imams and try to have counseling. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, A polygamous family situation is never easy and requires a lot …

My Husband Has a Secret Second Wife

My Husband Has a Secret Second Wife

In this counseling answer: • Polygamous marriages in Islam must be conducted the same way that a monogamous marriage is. • You are under no obligation to maintain a relationship with the new wife. • Seek counseling or therapy for yourself. • Take some time away from this marriage before making a decision. • Joint custody can be …

From Monogamy to Polygyny: How to Help My Wife Cope?

From Monogamy to Polygyny: How to Help My Wife Cope?

In this counseling answer: An apology to her about this betrayal will help her deal with the situation Try to see the situation from her point of view and how she probably felt when she found this out. Try to give your first wife extra support in this difficult time. Ensure that you love her. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum …

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"Yes, He is Our Husband"

I wonder if there is something wrong in the way we are because it seems so unusual to love one’s husband’s other wife so much.

I Can’t Accept That He Wants a Second Wife

I Can’t Accept That He Wants a Second Wife

In this counseling answer: “I encourage you to have an open discussion about it with him. Both of you need to understand the reasons and implications of such a decision and be honest in evaluating the pros and cons of such a family. There are cases where sister wives work well together and bring more …



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