Thinking of marriage or know somebody preparing for marriage? Check out this list of 100+ questions compiled by The FYI to help you prepare for the married life! You will find questions on personal values, communication, work-life balance, and more.
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
By Madiha Tahseen, Ph.D. Anaya is rushing to meet an urgent work deadline when Malik rushes in to tell her some news about his project at work. Anaya, frustrated with being interrupted, tells Malik to leave her alone since she
Many people have this misconception that once they get married, they will live happily ever after- on autopilot. The reality, however, is that marriage requires work and effort from you and your spouse. Love brings you together, but conscious, continuous
The whole purpose of having a spouse is to find tranquility in and with them, and our relationships with our spouses have signs that ask us to give thought to. So, how are some Muslim couples finding this tranquility in
Pre-existing conflict within relationships can be magnified now that so many couples are confined in their homes – some with children, some stressed with working from home, and trying to navigate balance between personal space and togetherness. Pre-existing conflict can
One might argue that a date in quarantine looks like spending every waking moment together and then some, as in: This is one long date. But taking time to actually connect is important. Especially in a time as emotionally charged
When a reaction is bigger than the situation, it’s probably a trigger. The intensity of emotion indicates that something more important is happening. What causes an argument is an assumption that the other person doesn’t care about what you needed.
Only after you and your partner both feel understood during your weekly State of the Union Meeting can you begin to problem solve in order to reach a compromise. Not before. The first step in problem-solving is to identify your
As humans, we struggle to let go of a memory until we’ve emotionally digested it. It’s likely this has led to our survival as a species. Our brains remain hypervigilant to the things we deem unsafe. As a result, we