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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.

Troubled First Marriage; I Want a Second Wife

Troubled First Marriage; I Want a Second Wife

In this counseling answer: “I understand that it must be a huge emotional and mental burden that your wife is treating you in such negative a manner. However, do try to apologize to her for any wrong-doing on your part and reconcile with her again for the sake of Allah and for the sake of …

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We Love Each Other, Yet He Wants a Second Wife

In this counseling service: “I will advise you sister to talk with your husband, make a list of your fears about his taking a second wife, and ask him to address these with you.” As Salamu ‘Alaykum sister, Thank you for writing to us with your very important concerns. I am sorry to hear about your …

Husband Left Me & The Kids for Another Woman

Husband Left Me & The Kids for Another Woman

In this counseling answer: “He has violated your Islamic rights in numerous ways, as well as the rights of your children. Based on what you have shared, there is very little that you can do – practically speaking – to fix the situation, beyond going to the courts. While I know that going to court is …

“I Am Your Husband’s Second Wife”

“I Am Your Husband’s Second Wife”

In this counseling answer: “Since you have known your husband for over 18 years, have you ever seen anything from him that would indicate that he leads a double life? That he lies? That he has been somehow hiding anything from you? Do you feel that he has been open and trustworthy with you all …

I Need to Have Sex, but I Work Far from My Wife

I Need to Have Sex, but I Work Far from My Wife

In this counseling answer: “Brother, your options are limited as your job keeps you on lengthy sea voyages. Taking a second wife would be hard as you cannot even spend time with your first wife due to your job. Additionally, it would not solve your issue as you are mostly in the sea. Tips for controlling …

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One Day Happy with Polygamy, One Day Hating It

The roller coaster of emotions when you find out you are in polygamy, or even if you were informed, would probably  not pass health and safety inspections if a theme park were to ever install it – the Gs are just too much. But even once starting to be settled into polygamy, or if in …

Being a Second Wife Upsets My Daughter!

Being a Second Wife Upsets My Daughter!

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest that you talk to her about the great love that you and her father have and how happy you have been as well as the blessing of her and your other child. You could discuss the sisterhood you cherish with your husband’s first wife. You may want …

What to Do When Your Husband's Ex-Wife Dominates

What to Do When Your Husband's Ex-Wife Dominates

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest that once you are clear on a husband and wife’s responsibilities in an Islamic marriage, you sit with your husband when things are calm. Please bring up the points of both his and your responsibility in this marriage as Muslims. Ask him if he is able to …



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