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My Husband is Unfaithful. We Have a Son: Shall I Divorce?

My Husband is Unfaithful. We Have a Son: Shall I Divorce?

In this counseling answer: • Your children need a healthy family, which does not necessarily mean having their parents together. • Have a clear sense of reality. Although divorce is not an encouraging option, it is allowed, especially if there are abuse, infidelity and effort to make things work but they don’t. • Seek couple …

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Overcoming Emotional Hardships After Divorce

Divorce is no-doubt a challenging and sometimes traumatic life change. However, in Islam, the wisdom of the iddah (waiting period) gives couples a chance to emotionally adjust to what will become their new normal after their marriage dissolution.

After Divorce: How to Move On & Socialize?

After Divorce: How to Move On & Socialize?

In this counseling answer: •If youhave friendsand relatives who can help you in this regard, it is important to attend to this first before considering your own needs. • An additional source of building social relations are other parents whom you come into contact withthrough school as your child is of school age. • Another …

How to Know When a Marriage is Over?

How to Know When a Marriage is Over?

In this counseling answer: • Abuse is in no way accepted in a marriage. • Remember, putting others down brings their own self-esteem back up as they place others in a place lower than themselves. The trick is to not fall victim to this yourself and understand his reasons behind talking to you in this …

Divorced after a Breakdown

Divorced After a Breakdown

As-Salamu Alaikum, In this counseling answer, you will learn: • Marriage needs to be based on trust and respect. • Talk to your imam, even over the phone, to ask about your rights as a wife. • Use your common sense first before asking about your rights. Ask yourself: is kindness toward the wife is …

Separated, but I Still Love My Wife

Separated, but I Still Love My Wife

In this counseling answer: • Give yourself some time to heal, and then start searching for a new wife.But don’t rush into a marriage without having some feelings for the woman you choose and be carefulneverto compare her to your previous wife. •If you find a suitable girl, discuss your main subject of concerns at …

My Daughter Doesn't Want to See Me

My Daughter Doesn't Want to See Me

In this counseling answer: •Perhaps there are some legal steps that can be taken to get in touch with your daughter so you can at least have contact with her and discuss some of these issues. •I would simply advise you to write us again, but this time please provide more information about the situation …

My Husband Neglects Me but Doesn’t Divorce Me

My Husband Neglects Me but Doesn’t Divorce Me

In this counseling answer: • I would kindly suggest trying to save the marriage first.Seek out marriage counseling. • It is your right as a woman and as a Muslim to seek a divorce if you have grounds, and yes you do have grounds. • I would start initiating a plan quietly (with a counselor …

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Concerned About Divorce Effect on My Child

In this counseling answer: •Individual counselingis needed for the both of you, because it will help each one of you reflect on your feelings, the source of your pain, and create new goals in order to overcome these hardships and find happiness within yourselves. Individual counseling should give each one of you more clarity and …



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