Crazy Jamaica Zooming in on Jamaica

    Filed under Jamaican Culture
    Jan 14

    Many articles are written about how to get a ‘JAMAICAN MAN’, but it is also extremely important to know how to maintain the relationship and keep the man in your life .Many Jamaican men are afraid of taking the step towards marriage because they feel ” THE WOMAN CHANGES ONCE SHE GETS THE RING ”. Yes ,sometimes women take things for granted and some women are very immature in their actions,however,most times poor communication and misunderstanding are the main culprits that lead to the road of separation. Below are some of the things women need to keep in mind to maintain a great marriage to a Jamaican man .

    1) LISTEN- The first year in a marriage is ” THE GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER YEAR”.It is the year you get to learn the most about your partner. Although you will continue to learn about him as the years go by, the first year is when you are most taken aback by his different moods and actions, re-actions and general personality.Jamaican men basically communicate  more during the dating stage and the beginning of marriage.LISTEN WELL and ask questions if you are not sure.Women who do not listen well and/or do not pay much attention to what he says,you will miss out and suffer the consequences later.He will shut down after he feels you are not very sensitive to his needs or desires(not that he is selfish, but he thinks if you love him you will try to do the things he likes).Most Jamaican men are extremely family oriented and will not be quick to get a divorce, however he can totally shut down while remaining in the matrimonial home.The Jamaican man will tell you his likes and dislikes but he will not repeat himself constantly !! So remember ladies, our first line of duty is to LISTEN !! He will certainly not have the same discussion over and over !

    2)COMMUNICATE- The next step to have a great marriage to a Jamaican man is to learn to communicate well. Our Jamaican men are not the most patient of men and will get frustrated very easily. You however can have him loving you even more and wanting to be around you more if he feels connected and free to be himself. It is very important for a woman not to attack her husband when he says something she does not like or approve of.It is extremely hard sometimes to control our emotions but it is very important to do so.Never sweep bad feelings under the carpet,just choose the appropriate time to talk.Most discussions can be had in the bedroom,just before bed (especially if kids are in the home).Try never to go to bed angry with each other.If the problem needs more time to solve it, make a date to do so, going out for a drink  , dinner or even a walk,can be a very relaxing way to talk more and come to an understanding with disagreements.The main thing is to give each other time to talk while the other listens .Put yourself in the other partner’s shoe and ask ” how would I feel” ? Getting respect from his woman is at the top of a Jamaican man’s list. Never talk to a Jamaican man as if you are in charge, always be submissive ,however have it all together. Know exactly what you want and stick to the point (Do not keep straying on things he did the months before).

    3)BE A GREAT HOMEMAKER-A Jamaican man takes pride in his home. His home is his castle where he is the king and likes to have peace. Home is where he comes to re-charge ,relax and be himself .He does not like to come home and have to face an argument or a disgruntled face.He enjoys coming home to a beautifully put together woman with welcoming arms who is happy to see him. Jamaican men enjoys coming home to a very clean house and also appreciate a delicious meal. They like a wife who cooks well and entertains well .This practice is his idea of having  an excellent homemaker and wife.He also likes it when his wife cares a great deal for his health

    4)FIND OUT HIS SLEEP ROUTINE-One very important thing couples need to look out for ”what time clock is your partner on ”. This is not taken into consideration  by many and has caused many separations.Some people are morning people, which means they are more alive ,alert and vibrant in the mornings.The morning person gets up very early in the mornings and can sometimes be insensitive to the sleeping needs of the other person.They sometimes feel the need to discuss some very important things early in the morning,which would at that time not be processed properly by the other spouse who is trying to sleep or relax in bed.Sometimes the feeling of rejection can start to brew if one partner’s conversation is taken lightly in this case, or if their sexual advance and desires are brushed aside.The same thing happens when one partner is a night person and the other is not,The night person might feel like he/she is being rejected ,not getting enough attention and not being loved ultimately.Once this part of the relationship is sorted out and couples can compromise ,a huge weight can be lifted off the shoulders of the marriage.

    5)LOOK OUT FOR HIM-Jamaican men like it when their women “HAVE THEIR BACKS”. Never discuss him in a negative way with your best friends or family members.Never crack jokes about him in a negative light or expose his downfalls to others.This lets him feel less of a man and not comfortable around you. If your partner is the type of person who likes the spotlight ,say  things to uplift him ,when around others.Pay attention to his interests ,hobbies and goals in life , be supportive at all times.Always let it be known to him and others that you are on his side.Always wait until you get home to let him know if you totally disagree with him on a particular matter.

    6)LET HIM BE THE MAN- Jamaican men like to be in charge of the family. Their actions might not show it at times, but they have the need to constantly” WEAR THE PANTS”. They are usually filled with pride  and cares what people think of them regarding being the head of the house.Let him have equal input on major decisions regarding the house,the family and finance.Be affectionate and gentle to him, yet strong and assertive when the need arise . The Jamaican ,man although he likes to be in charge loves a strong woman.

    7)MAINTAIN YOUR APPEARANCE-Like every other man,the Jamaican man is very proud when his wife ”FIXES UP HERSELF” (looks good all the time)After all ,it was one of the reason he was first attracted to you ! Even when finances are not up to scratch,groom your hair in an attractive fashion,take the time to wear some make up and wear clothes that fits well. Many women tend to eat more during stressful times and therefore put on weight,never go out and buy new clothes to fit into after a weight gain.Work out at the gym or take long walks to shed those extra pounds !! Always maintain good hygiene ,wear his favourite perfumes and ALWAYS,ALWAYS wear great lingerie.

    8)INTIMACY – The lock to a great marriage! Every thing else can close that door but if you really want a secure and firm relationship , the extra bolt on that door  would be great intimacy with him. A Jamaican man enjoys extra attention and will get it from somewhere !! So make sure it comes from you !!Intimacy does not start in the bedroom  !! always remember ,you have to make him feel like the man ,be the sexiest you can be,listen to him,communicate well,have his back,be a great homemaker and you will have his heart.Let him feel you submit to him,look in his eyes with great passion when you talk to him and remind him you are his baby(no matter how old you are).When a Jamaican man feels he can trust you and there is passion he will give himself,his heart and his soul to you.Sex is of utmost importance to the Jamaican man,however when it comes to his special woman he prefers the term” making love”. Love making is the ultimate gift between a man and his wife,the Jamaican man has no reservation when it comes to that special time.When a Jamaican man is happy and content he can create heaven here on earth for you.



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  1. I'm African-American married to a Jamaican man. This was a great article. Thanks alot for the heads up!

  2. Thanks Leoyne,
    All the best to you both.

  3. I am Black British, born in the UK to Jamaican parents and married to a Jamaican man for over 30 years. I wish I had read this article earlier in life. It took years to learn all the above. I now know why my mother always took the lower seat but won all the arguments. Once you understand your man it so easy to pull the strings in the direction he will respond. Great article.

  4. Thanks Angela,so true about understanding him.

  5. this article has helped me in so many of the issues me and my jamacan husband are struggling with. it was good to get feedback on his perspective and how he may view things.

  6. Hi Chanta , Thanks for joining in. It is so interesting to see the various beliefs that the men in our culture share.Once we get to understand them we have the most loyal family men.

  7. This is a very good article which is help ful for my new life with a Jamaican husband

    Thank you

  8. I’ve seen a generous side, helpful side, and patient side of my Jamaican boyfriend but have yet to see the passionate, sensual, affectionate side. We have been together for two and a half years and I have a child by him. I also had a child prior to him. He lived six hours away when we met and so he just commuted back and forth. He spends ninety percent of his time with me now but the time is not of quality. I work regular weekday hours and he doesn’t. So when I get home its nice that he has cooked and tidy up the place, but that’s it. We will kiss but its only a brief kiss on the lips, he has never tongue kissed me. When we have sex, its just that. No love making, no foreplay. It’s simple sex. I don’t feel he is passionate about me. It seems the only person he is passionate about is our child together but not me or my oldest child. He hasn’t taken me out on a date in over a year. He doesn’t want to go with me to do anything. He’ll provide me with money and bags but no real attention and affection. There’s a disconnect and if I ask him questions he just says don’t worry about it. It just seems like he’s stuck in his ways, mind you he’s 41 and I’m 31, and he acts like some old backwards thinking Jamaican man who wants his woman in the house all day and don’t take her anywhere. The ultimate deal breaker is that he went to Miami on a one way ticket to stay with his best friend and hasn’t given me an expected date of return. I’m just fed up with this Jamaican man. He has an issue of thinking he’s being controlled because I expect to know when he’s going to return and because I ask him questions about why we’re not going out anymore. I can’t take this anymore.

  9. Shurma Julien-Martin said on

    I’m a Trinidadian married to a Jamaican man for the past 9 years and all what you said is true especially with their moms. Great article. Thanks.

  10. Mrs Shearer said on

    This artical was a very refreshing read after browsing the web and seeing so many horror stories about Jamaican men.

    I was in search of forums, sites or groups for Americans who are trying to bring their Jamaican loved ones to the US and couples who have already successfully done so but very glad I stumbled across this page.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  11. You are most welcome

    All the best

  12. I am married to a Jamaican man who is narcissitic, selfish, gives absolutely no affection and displays the typical Jamaican characteristics that you’ve described here. Problem is, you women have no pride in yourselves and allow yourself to be subservient to these assholes! I am an african-american/native american woman whose ancestors would roll over in their graves if I allowed myself to be bullied by this third-world bumpkin! His parents divorced when he was young, and he was raised primarily by his mother, who completely fuk’d him up! He sucks as a father, husband, friend, confidant and now lover! Can’t wait to get rid of him…..

  13. @MemaD -
    Wow. I sympathize with your perspective… but it’s just that, YOUR perspective. I, not you, would hesitate to use such strong language against and not in support of the women who’ve shared here. I’m dating a Jamaican man, and while he does display some of these types of behaviors I still find it helpful to know exactly what/who I’m dealing with. None of us are perfect, so I don’t dare cast any stones.
    The women here, including myself, are dedicated to finding happiness in their lives and marriages. There are no sell outs here! Nobody’s turning over in their graves… truth be told all of us should take a real look at ourselves and be honest with who we really are. Men of any culture, background, race or status can be all of those things that you wrote. Not sure how long you were/are married – but you do have a choice to leave before you grow bitter, and pass that bitterness on to others.
    Thank you for your insight… it’s also been helpful.

  14. I have met this sweet Jamaican man, who says I have gain his heart. He makes me feel good about myself. He tells me how beautiful I am to him. What you have said here is true. He continusously tests me. I can sense certain things are very important to him. When he reveal to me that he was Jamaican, I when on a quest to study his culture. I am no fool, I want to be on my game. I want to learn what it will take to make him happy. He is big on honesty and faithfulness. He ia slowly letting me in on his dreams and plans for the future. He doen’t seem to be like some of these wild men, I have ready about on the internet. He is more like this articule. I am excited about what the future could for us. Thanks for the valuable info.

  15. I’ve had a Jamaican ‘boyfriend’ who meant everything for me, he said he loves me but he was flirting with other housemates, found lame excuses not to be with me, no explanations where is he going when will be back, very secretive, did not even tell me what’s his job, lies after lies. Never been honest, threw me out from our bed when his mom came for a visit because mom wanted to spend the whole period with him, he lied about everything, never ever forgive him. Reading your article just shows how selfish, arrogant these men are. Yeah everything has to be by their wish and never question their act..Is that for real???!!!!

  16. Johnd148 said on

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  17. I have recently met a Jamaican man who fits exactly the prototype in this article. This guy is a very sweet and humble person, but he has expressed his expectations which are almost to the exactness of this list. He is very affectionate at home and in public. He has made a world of difference in my perspective about this culture. There are knuckleheads in every culture both men and women. I have researched many articles and this one is very informative and helpful. Thanks.

  18. Hi Cathy,

    Happy for you !! Congratulations !
    I totally agree , there are knuckleheads in every culture.

  19. @MemaD

    Wow. It seem like you have been hurt badly.

  20. I decided to google this article because my Jamaican boyfriend and I are speaking about future life plans and marriage is number one. Just like a Jamaican man, I do not believe in divorce so this article is very helpful. Everything you have explained in the article is so true and I will use it to remind myself of how to keep my Jamaican man that I love so dearly. He has already expressed to me the importance of his cooked meals and a submissive wife. I plan on doing my part to make our marriage a successful one ! Thanks so much for the insight

  21. Speaking ONLY on the majority of what you get, as far as Jamaican men, straight from Jamaican, they simple are not good long term relationship material for MOST women, AND MAJORITY RULES. The numbers don’t lie, the experiences don’t lie either. Why must all the rules me applied to the women? How are we able to not lose ourselves in these types of overbearing, overdemanding relationships? Aren’t we just as important as they, just as valuable? What are we trying so hard for and WHY?

    If this is the woman you truely are, naturally, then its no big deal. However, relationships have to ALWAYS go both ways. No one should be bending or bowing to make it work. They are just men with an accent from a beautiful island with a wonderful culture. Take away the island, culture, and accent, JUST MEN with, in my opinion, no special talent or skill, sorry.

    Listen up ladies, there is way more negative on this subject than positive. DO your research, reading and personal accounts. It’s serious!!!

  22. Wondering heart said on

    I have been dating a Jamaican man for a few years. I am not Jamaican I am American. I fell in love with him, his culture, music and food. We became more serious over the past two years. He has children and so do i but none together. He has opened up a lot about his personal life and past years however does not physically involve me too much in his personal life. We spent a lot of time together and our sex is great. I love him with all of my heart. I’m not sure if he feels quite the same. Sometimes he can be secretive about some things in his personal life like his children and their mother. Which makes me wonder. I would love to be more a part of their lives as well. After all my children just adore him. Not too sure what to do. I know what I feel Is real but is he or this “relationship”? Please help.

    Wondering heart

  23. Jamdown men can be great companions but when you pull the needy ones YA ass dark with the behaviour and boldness!

    Nothing special truthfully feel the need to be kept!

  24. Krystal said on

    I have been with my BF from Jamaica for 9 years. I do love him but I love my self too. I am american and there have been culture clashes however, we are still learning that respect goes both ways. reading this article makes me want to vomit with putting a man on a pedastal, whatever his culture. Athough I delight in having a happy home and relationship I do believe it is a two way street. I refuse to be likened to a maidservant and then frowned upon when said needs are not met. I am a human being and if you come home and im not in a good mood, then leave me the hell alone.

  25. Beverly said on

    OMG!! This was soooo good! I just met a Jamaican man, quite younger…but I am always drawn to younger men. I feel like this was just for me and so very timely!!! I am actually crying. I sure want this to become a relationship, he is sooo special, and a loving kind person.

  26. It’s been two years since my last post. Still married since we have a now teenage son together…gotta survive 5 more years until our son graduates. My Jamaican husband still shows selfish tendencies aimed at both myself, and to really get back at, our son. But, I am raising my son to be strong, to not allow his father to hurt him emotionally, to take a look at his father, his behavior towards both of us (he works long hours sometimes, and his hobbies include being a handyman around the house sometimes unnecessarily….and spending minimal time with us), to remember how he feels when he sees our neighbor throwing a football with his son (he told me he wished his father would do that with him), to remember what kind of father he was to him, and what kind of husband he is to me….use this to make sue he DOES NOT repeat the same actions with his children and his wife. To show them love with the same passion he expresses anger…something my husband does not do. My husband was raised by his Jamaican parents to value tangible assets, not people, he is mean, petty, never apologizes or believes he is wrong for ANYTHING….problems are always caused by others……and this is the Jamaican man you think I should be submissive to??? Please, submission or being less than was not something I was taught. Your probably better at it than I am!

  27. @Kaye – I completely understand on the affection thing, and the sex thing is right on point….no love making, just sex which by now is boring as hell….not much to look forward to with him, gotta pleasure myself! If he’s gone, that might be the best thing for you….go find yourself the love you deserve….god did not create us to be treated as such…and remember, what you sow, so shall you reap….our men will get theirs in one form or another….being ugly never goes unpunished!

  28. @MemaD (I hope u get this!) Your comments were the most relative to me. Nixon and I began a whirlwind romance after I put him through the ringer of even having a chance with me, I was already in a long term relationship, well he broke down my wall with flying colors. Even in the beginning he was physically abusive, After a night out and drinking, he beat me so badly in my face I had to call out to work and tell my managers, friends and current bf I had gotten into a car accident. His beautiful words, passion and gifts clouded my mind and I cont our relationship without so much as a break after the beating. It became the norm, abuse from both sides, it made me feel like atleast I hit him and f’d him up a little bit. Our relationship went as far as to talking about marriages, attempting to start a family, looking at homes and rings,and him having me on his bank account. I walked on eggshells, I wasnt allowed to drink but he was, he wanted all my attention, which was cute to me, but he didn’t even want me to read my books because it took attention from here, I would oblige. I began living with him, I loved him, and I lost myself. I went from the Outspoken girl that he feel inlove to, to a quite mother type figure who let him have his way just to avoid him being angry at me. Through his narcissistic ways, I began thinking I may have been crazy, maybe this is how relationships are supposed to be with dominant men?? We got into a physical fight infront of his friends, who never knew he hit me, then that became something he could not lie his way out of, he was even more angry with me for allowing him to blow his cover. I have moved across the country back to my family, after “breakup” and he moved on rather quickly to some ramdom chick and posted all of their lovey photos on all of his social media accounts, told me he loved her and was going to marry her. Im guessing that lasted about 3months, but now we are still somewhat in contact, (Social media is the devil) And I still very much love him, as I feels he is inlove with me also. I am just at a lost trying to figure out should I gibe him another chance if it ever arises, and I know the answer is No and reading your comments are just slaps in the face about how life would be, dreading and counting down. I know I rambled but my life has been tossed up and down with the physical and emotional abuser. God bless you and your son, these men have a true evil spirit.

  29. Currently going through it. said on

    I’m going through a bad break up from my ja bf. I really wished there was a support group or women coming together to avoid men who prey, abuse and destroy good loving women out there. For all the women who have unfortunately gotten to experience that please try to remember God/Jesus Christ is in Control. God is not the policeman or the Judge who most likely can’t solve any of what you have gone through but he is a Just God and he will bring JUSTICE to us all in his own time. It’s tough to deal with all the hurt and trying to get over it but trust God. That’s how I believe I’m getting through life with everything I’ve been through its really unfair though. Trust God I keep telling myself. God is Good all the time. Blessings.

  30. Jamaican men do not want us really~~~~~~~~~~~~~ key word GREENCARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wake up!

  31. I am dating a Jamaican man , sweet sensitive tells me everything I want to here however I recently found out he was married and living with his wife when she contacted me he called me telling me not to call his wife I am a bitch I myself was so lost and believed he would leave her for me however I was fooled , no explanation nothing just completely cut me off for his wife went to foreign and never called me again to think I spent so much time and money in this man to be used Jamaican men are all dogs liars and can’t be trusted I will never put my faithful a Jamaican guy again

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