Ep:10 Muslim Marriage Crisis
Pledge a coffee today!
Why are nearly 1/3 to 1/2 of Muslim marriages ending in divorce? I'm joined by Dr. Nafisa Sekandari, a clinical psychologist and the director and cofounder of Mental Health for Muslims (MH4M), a site aimed to educate and normalize therapy for the Muslim community. We first discuss how psychology and mental health is part of the Islamic tradition.
27:00 min- "Why Love is Not Enough." We reflect on important principles that all Muslims need to realize before and during marriage, such as self care, self awareness and healthy expectations. We talk about the differences between elder and younger generations and their views on what is important for relationships. What is the love delusion? Where do love narratives come from? The difference between chemistry and character and why it is not safe to marry "potential."