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The Caring Auntie Paradox

Us sistahs all have them! Wise aunties who care dearly about the well-being of today's Muslim sister. It's comforting yet at the same time, frustrating. Because aunties are very good at picking up topics that push your buttons and ones that you are ALREADY worried about and don't need someone else knowing that!

I can envision my aunties telling me words of advice through my entire life. It started when I was much younger, and has changed as I've grown up into adulthood (yes, I am an adult, even though I sometimes don't act like one). Although recently, since I am at that stage, marriage has been the topic of auntie advice. Here is a snippet of a recent conversation I had with one of my aunties.

Auntie: So beta, are you married yet?
Me: No auntie, not yet, but trying.
Auntie: Horrified look. Subhan'Allah, really?!
Me: Yes, Auntie, God only knows why.
Auntie: Insha'Allah you will find a good boy.
Me: Yes, Auntie, but I prefer a man.
Auntie: Because it is SO go…