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Dear Fatima

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What’s your struggle?  What stones has life thrown your way? Everyone has them- problems that constantly linger on your mind and you just don’t know what to do about them.  At Stones to Bridges, we believe that everyone should have a place to unwind and address what’s on their mind. It's time to take those stones and build your bridge. Anonymously ask “Fatima”, our seasoned team of Professional Muslim Counselors, both male and female, for their thoughts and insight. Ask Fatima about anything on your mind – school, family, love, sadness, abuse and anything else!  Sometimes an objective perspective and fresh mind can do you good. Click here to submit your struggle and anonymously ask “Fatima” anything that's on your mind. We are here to help you help yourself! “Fatima” will respond to your question; however, if you would like us to connect you with a therapist or counselor in your area, please click here to send us your contact information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][divider_line][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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Prayer problems

Female, 13 I Don’t Pray, That’s Not My Only Problem Though, I Always Lie About It. Once In A While My Mom Will Catch Me Lying And I Will Feel Guilty About Not Praying And Start To Pray Again. It Only Lasts For About A Week Then I Gradually Stop Praying Again, My Mom Will ... Read More
 
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Please please help me

Salaams, I am a 20 year old girl living in the U.S., and I am really struggling with keeping a good opinion about Allah SWT. I feel like I am constantly comparing myself to others and at the same time seeing everything that happens to me as really bad and difficult. I constantly feel like ... Read More
 
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Please please help me out

I am a 21 year old girl in U.S. every single day I hate myself more. I just want someone to love me, hug me, show me affection. why am I of so much disgust to people that no one loves me? Why do people not understand tha I want to be loved too? Fatima, ... Read More
 
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Relationship with parents- Please reply ASAP

Dear Fatima, im a 20 year old girl In US. My mom yells at me every single day when I try to take care of myself. If I buy anything nice for myself she yells at me, if I buy something I need she yells at me. And if I get something to eat she ... Read More
 
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Difficult Times

Salam, I am a 19 year old female. For the majority of my life my siblings and I have endured physical abuse at the hands of our mother. My mum always preaches the fact the islam places great value on a mother, and that heaven lies at her feet, which I completely agree with. But ... Read More
 
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I really don’t know

I’m a female in my 20s and I don’t know how to explain that I don’t even know what’s wrong with me. My relationship with my family isn’t what is used to be. I’ve changed and become distant with so many people. I feel so lonely. I feel extremely insecure. I got led on by ... Read More
 
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Uncontrollable feelings

Dear Fatima im a 20 year old girl. I have started to have feelings for my cousin but she doesn’t know and neither does my family. I know these feelings of immense attachment are a test from Allah and I have to control them but it’s led to a deteriorating relationship between me and her. ... Read More
 
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Long distance marriage

Assalamalaikum sister, I am a 30 year old female, married for the past three and a half years. I got married when I was doing my studies so i had to stay away from my husband till i completed my course. I stayed with my in laws who were in the same city as mine. ... Read More
 
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Facing Harrassment

Hi Fatima. I just turned 16 yesterday. Im a young Muslim girl and everything was going great in life until Ramadan. During Ramadan, I was approached by an auntie, or a friend of my parents. She hinted a marriage request from her son, and I thought it was strange. I’d known him through our parents, ... Read More
 
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Should my family move?

Asalaamu alaikum. I am a 17 year old Muslim girl. I am ashamed to say that I am from the United States, where Donald Trump was elected president last night. I live with my parents and cat. My brother, who lives out of the country for work, says he is extending his stay. He also ... Read More