Being in relationship limbo is hard. For most of us, ultimately untenable. It’s understandable to want to bale when you and your partner are always fighting over seemingly insignificant issues, like what to have for dinner or where to park
Is happily ever after an illusion? What are some elements of a happy, healthy marriage? In this episode, Dr. Sameera Ahmed, founder of The Family and Youth Institute, discusses how to navigate your way toward a stronger marriage, challenges that
We know that getting a divorce as an American Muslim may come with many challenges and little help or support on how to navigate them. Lack of guidance may amplify the emotional and physical toll of the divorce process on
Divorce is not a linear process–you don’t just move from a troubled marriage to getting a divorce. Some couples move back and forth before getting a divorce. Other couples may, through support and counseling, move into reconciliation and healing. Either
Often, parents who are thinking about getting a divorce will ask what age is best for their kids. While there’s no magic number that defines when kids are most resilient, age is a valid consideration. But it’s not the only one.
By Madiha Tahseen, Ph.D. More than 50% of Muslims report at least one significant marital issue (Chapman & Cattaneo, 2013). The reality is divorce amongst Muslim Americans has greatly increased in the last 25 years (ISPU, 2012). So if
With reports of unhappy marriages and rising divorce rates among American Muslim couples, how can you decrease the likelihood of becoming another statistic? The Family and Youth Institute has put together this video on “7 Things to Consider Before Saying “I
Co-parenting may become a whole new ballgame during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. For divorced couples who are already struggling with a range of financial, emotional, and logistical stresses, the disruption the coronavirus is bringing to our communities and families will
A conversation with Rafee Al-Mansur, a Marriage and Family Therapist in Residence, Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, and Madiha Tahseen of The Family and Youth Institute about divorce in our American Muslim communities. In this webinar you’ll learn about the counseling trends and mental health needs from Rafee Al-Mansur, Dalia Mogahed will discuss the stigma and perception, and what is needed to shift the conversation to support rather than speculation. Dr. Tahseen will outline available resources in the toolkit and discuss findings from Divorce Needs Assessment The FYI did in preparation for the publication of the Divorce Support Toolkit.
By Romiesa Ahmed, B.A., and Madiha Tahseen, Ph.D. Have you heard of the saying, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If a divorce happens, and we shove