So many women have found themselves run ragged in the search for a spouse, filled with despair, under ridiculous amounts of pressure that often lead to quite serious consequences such as low self esteem, lack of confidence and depression. They have found themselves the object of ridicule and prejudice in their families and communities and they are often looked down upon for being not only 30 and single, but sometimes 30 and childless .
It is at this point that so many women have said “Enough is enough”.
They are loving life in their own terms, doing things that bring them fulfillment and contentment, mixing with people who make them feel good about themselves and going to places where they will not be judged.
They understand and honor their right to be happy and their right not to feel ashamed about something they have no control over. They understand that if they are going to create and nurture a meaningful marriage that it starts with them.
These women are taking time to work through their negative thoughts and limiting beliefs. They are giving themselves the gift of self love and ensuring that their needs are met for once instead of just doing everything for everyone else. They are content to acknowledge that the right man will come along when they are in the right place to receive him and they have removed any sort of deadline from their lives.
As a singles coach I cannot be proud enough of these women. It takes a brave Muslim woman to stand up and to take a step back and take care of herself before she decides to get in a relationship.