We misunderstand the term peer pressure only was a psychological disturbance concerned with teenagers. However, peer pressure today is also faced by married couples. This is a growing stigma which has resulted in causing harm to a number of healthy relationships. Today, we will be talking about how to handle such peer pressure after your Nikah? if you think this discussion requires your minimal importance, then pay attention as we will talk about its consequences. Also, we are here to provide any help to our Muslim brothers and sisters in terms of before Nikah and after Nikah problems.
What is marital peer pressure?
Let us put this term for you in simple words. Marital peer pressure is the complex faced by married couples when they interact in a social gathering and communicate with their friends and colleagues about their married life. With rapid socialization and the whole world present at the click of our fingertips, it is easier to stay in touch and know about the lives of almost everyone. In such a scenario, our Nikah becomes a big decision not only of our lives but also tend to influence others. Such an interaction pressurizes the new couples to act in an expected manner. This manner might sometimes be against the Islamic principles but only to make others believe of our happiness, we face social anxiety.
How to tackle it?
- Do not run away from it. Never face a challenge by running away from it. own it until you defeat it by looking into its eyes.
- talk to your partner about it. You can surely be most vulnerable in front of your better half. Empty your heart out.
- Surround yourself with happy people who are healthy for your mind and soul.
- Choose what you see on social media very wisely. A very big source of marital peer pressure is social media. Make sure that you unfollow every toxic person.
- Keep your friends close and make sure that you choose quality over quantity.
- Books never betray a human even when you feel left put while sitting between your friends. Make sure that you develop the habit of good Islamic books.
- Play the role of more of a friend and guide in your home rather than just being a caretaker. This will boost your self-esteem.
- Talk about your problems with Allah in Sujood. Nothing is better than Sujood to relieve yourself from every pressure and worldly anxiety.
We hope that these basic tips will help you to lead a healthier and happier married life. Are there any tips you would like to share with us? How do you tackle your the pressure and anxiety in your married life?