advice from a #MuslimCouple:
Sara Hassan & Omar Marzouk at #TOF2019
1⃣ Have a stable income and take responsibility to provide seriously. Working part-time, being in&out of jobs or sitting at home because jobs are not fancy enough is not responsible.
2⃣ Be present with your wife, listen to her, make sure she feels that you understand her.
3⃣ Make sure your wife feels like she is a priority in your life: give her the best of you, not the rest of you after work, friends, community & extended family.
4⃣ Implement the right type of Islam in your family. Do not be a hero in the community and a villain inside the house.
5⃣ Your wife is required to treat you well. She is not required to treat your mother like her mother. It is not her duty to honour your mother, it is your duty.
6⃣ Do not use derogatory language and behaviours in discussing disagremeents.
The way you treat your wife is the way she will treat you
1⃣ Live according to your needs not your wants. Food, housing and clothing are needs. Restaurant food, premium housing and branded clothing are wants.
2⃣ Prioritise the time together vs spending time with kids, cooking and cleaning.
3⃣ Do not compare your husband to others' husbands: everyone has a social mask, you only see the good part of others' relationships.
4⃣ Do not enter into a marriage with someone incompatible thinking "I am going to change him after we are married." 5⃣ Unless there is haram taking place, do not divulge private matters to others, NO, NOT EVEN TO YOUR MOTHER.
Our goal should be to create an environment where we can help our spouse become the best version of themselves, in this life and the next. Do not let your spouse say: "I am ashamed of the person I have become next
#invisibleink ☑ What's your relationship goal?