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…

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…

Mixed Marriages with Culture Clashes

CLICK  TO HEAR OUR  ONLINE TALK SHOW  DR. MARGARET JAMAL WRITES… WHEREFORE ART THOU? If you took English Literature courses in America, you were probably somehow engaged with the story of Romeo and Juliet.  Apart from the awkwardness of reading the dialogue in the Queen’s English of Elizabethan, I really connected with that poor couple’s struggle. …