بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I don’t know who is reading this. If anyone is even reading this.
But I need to vent.
I started this blog because I wanted to document what it is like to look for marriage in a halal way without the help of ones family or friends. To share frustrations and speak to people who are going through the same thing.
And it was going well. I was getting more readers and comments alhamdulillah. But it was getting embarrassing. I have been wanting to get married since I was 17 and have at this point probably spoken to hundreds of men but I have not even gotten close to getting married. Don’t think I’ve met a guy more than twice. So I was scared that I was going to be ‘found out’. That people were going to clock on and realize that there is something wrong with me.
Because there has to be, right? Why else would it be so hard for me to find someone? I’m too picky so it’s difficult for me to find someone I like, and once I do I either get too attached or I am too overwhelming or… am just too much. Whatever that means, I’m not sure what it is I do that scare men away.
So I quit.
I am very grateful for the years I have spent on my own. I have learnt a lot about myself and what I want so alhamdulillah, I am grateful to Allah SWT and I trust in Him completely.
But even though I feel like I have grown as a Muslim and as a woman over the past 6 years since I began my search and a lot has changed since I was 17, I feel like nothing has changed at all. I still have the same insecurities with men that prevent me from making a go of it with someone, anyone. No matter how much I work on myself they are still there and won’t go away. I fear that I am fundamentally unlovable.
Patience is a bitter and hard pill to swallow. This world is only temporary and one day we will all go back to Allah SWT, and I hope and pray that the day I am reunited with Him will be the happiest day of my life. This thought is the only thing that gives me strength to keep going because I am in a constant state of pain and I am not sure if there are a lot of people that understand. It is getting harder and harder every day to keep going but I have to because I have no choice but to be patient.
People like to tell me that I already am loved so they don’t understand why it hurts me so much that I’m not married. Yes, my family loves me alhamdulillah. And alhamdulillah yes I have friends that care for me. But that is not the kind of love I desire. Is it so bad that I want a man to love and care for me? I have never been loved and cared for by a man. My father abandoned me when I was a baby and has never cared for me, ever. Why must I be made to feel like I’m weak and pathetic for wanting to be cared for by the opposite sex?
Why is independence worshiped when we are clearly not built to be on our own? Why is it so bad to need people? We are at the mercy of everything around us, so with what arrogance do we declare ourselves free of need? There is only One who is free of need and He is far above you and I.
My iman is not high enough for Allah’s love to be enough for me and not desire anything else. But His love is superior so even if I never find anyone I will get by inshaaAllah because I will be returned to Him.
I’m tired. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to fix myself. I don’t know how to make myself worthy. If I am worthy. I don’t know what to do. I’m just really tired.