When a Spouse is Addicted to Drugs…

DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… This was supposed to be a nice visit to a couple’s house for lunch.  However it turned into a rather uncomfortable setting as we witnessed the troubling transformation of a generally delightful woman.  She had already appeared a little agitated, but her grumbling about how worthless her husband was escalated into…

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…

Intimacy Beyond Sexual Abuse

DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… For years, my family would refer to me as the one “who smells everything.”  From smelling my food before eating it to being able to find the source of foul odors, I have been the one to call.  I finally realized that my keen sense of smell was directly linked to…

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…

Staying Married for the Kid’s Sake

CLICK TO LISTEN TO ONLINE RADIO DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS TOPIC. LISTEN , CHAT OR CALL IN AT (213) 943-3673 This blog entry is the second follow up to our challenge to develop top 10 Reasons to Stay Married. DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… I remember one day talking to two of our youngest children about what life would…

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Married

CLICK TO HEAR OUR ONLINE TALK SHOW DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… It really bothers me to hear about couples getting divorced.  While I understand that there could be valid reasons to make the break, it just feels like something good has been tragically destroyed.   I believe that no matter what the relationship has become, it…

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…