To be fair, not all couples are having a rough go of it. Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D., master trainer for the Gottman Institute and licensed clinical psychologist at the Center for Relationships in Austin, tells SELF that the stress of the pandemic has actually
Are You In A Relationship With No Give And Take?
Healthy relationships are designed to be a give and take, with both partners working together to provide support, encouragement, and compassion during times of challenge, sadness, or problems. In a healthy relationship, the couple flows between the role of being
When To Call It Quits On Your Relationship
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
How To Make Your Marriage Last
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
Here Are Reasons Why You May Be Experiencing Marital Conflict
With more than 50% of Muslims reporting at least one significant marital issue and more than 55% of Muslims looking for community support we knew it was necessary to develop The FYI’s infographic: Marital Conflict and Road to success. Check
NEWLY UPDATED! The FYI’s Divorce Support Toolkit
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
How Do You Know If You Need Counseling Or A Divorce?
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
Things To Consider Before You Divorce With Kids
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.
Does marital conflict mean divorce? Strategies to help determine if divorce is the next step.
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
7 Ways To Build Positive Relationships With In-Laws
American Muslim couples are reporting that their in-law relationships are a major source of stress and marital conflict. What can couples do to create more positive relationships with their in-laws and in turn, better their own marriage relationship? Check out