Couples Coping with Bad Child Behavior

DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… Many of us may remember the critical moments before giving birth to a long awaited child.  But do we remember our thoughts, prayers, wishes and dreams concerning that child?  We want our new baby to be healthy and beautiful.  We even plan to count the toes and fingers.  Yet how many…

The Impact of Unemployment on Marriages

DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… Can you guess what the men all have in common in the following movies: John Q, Cinderella Man, The Jacksons (An American Dream), Selena and The Pursuit of Happyness? The answer is that each of these men had to face the reaction of their wives from their being unemployed.  Of all…

Broken Trust-How much time is needed to fix it?

DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… During a recent live broadcast of our I Do Me 2 Blog Talk Radio (BTR) show, a person in our BTR chat room typed about how trust impacts forgiveness and even sexual relations.  After more discussion, my husband and I realized that this topic really struck a chord with a number…

Sex is Better When You’re Married – Reason #4

CLICK TO LISTEN TO OUR PARTY LINE BLOG TALK RADIO DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS BLOG TOPIC.     This blog entry is the fourth follow up to our challenge to develop top 10 Reasons to Stay Married. DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… My husband and I discussed this a bit before agreeing to make this topic the next…

Is Love Reason Enough to Stay Married?

CLICK TO LISTEN TO ONLINE RADIO DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS TOPIC. LISTEN , CHAT OR CALL IN AT (213) 943-3673 This blog entry is the third follow up to our challenge to develop top 10 Reasons to Stay Married. DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… Roberta Flack and Donnie Hathaway sang the questions, “Where is the love you said was mine all…

Should Mental Illness be Grounds for Divorce?

PLAN TO JOIN THE LIVE DUSCUSSION ONLINE ABOUT HIS TOPIC ON TUESDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 PST/ 7:30 MST/ 8:30 CST/ 9:30 EST/ CLICK HERE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/idome2/2012/03/21/handling-mental-illness-in-relationships DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… There is an ugly rumor going around that black women are apprehensive about getting mental health treatment.  If you have not heard that rumor, I need to…