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Depression Affects My Marriage Search

10 October, 2023
Q I have been mentally very disturbed, negative and depressed. I want to come out of it. Have been on medications also. I am better than last year. But not come out completely. Search of marriage process has also disturbed me. I have started becoming hopeless and feel like I will not get good partner and proposal. I don’t like being stuck also. But at the same time with this mental health, I don’t know how I will get into marriage also. I don’t understand what to do. I want to come out if this state of mind. I read tasbeeh and few surah also. But not come out of it completely.


Depression can cause you to feel hopeless and have a pessimistic outlook on the future. It can also distort your perception of the marriage search.

It is advisable to deal with your mental health first. Then only when you feel that you are able to manage it should you start looking into marriage.

Having a healthier mindset will also help you see your proposals with more optimism and get more motivation along the way.

Therapy and medication may not be enough; it has to be the right therapy, counselor, and medication that work for you. Keep looking until you find what makes you feel better.

Check out the full advice here.

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About Aisha Mohammad
Aisha has a PhD in psychology, an MS in public health and a PsyD. Aisha worked as a Counselor/Psychologist for 12 years at Geneva B. Scruggs Community Health Care Center in New York. She has worked with clients with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, panic disorder, trauma, and OCD. She also facilitated support groups and provided specialized services for victims of domestic violence, HIV positive individuals, as well youth/teen issues. Aisha is certified in Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, Behavioral Management, Restorative Justice/ Healing Circles, Conflict Resolution, Mediation, and Confidentiality & Security. Aisha is also a Certified Life Coach, and Relationship Workshop facilitator. Aisha has a part-time Life Coaching practice in which she integrates the educational concepts of stress reduction, mindfulness, introspection, empowerment, self love and acceptance and spirituality to create a holistic healing journey for clients. Aisha is also a part of several organizations that advocates for prisoner rights/reentry, social & food justice, as well as advocating for an end to oppression & racism. In her spare time, Aisha enjoys her family, photography, nature, martial arts classes, Islamic studies, volunteering/charity work, as well as working on her book and spoken word projects.