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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: I Knew My Lifetime Path When I Was Just a Teen
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2022

I’m in my mid-forties and am a stay-at-home mom to eleven children! I used to listen to you often as a teen, and back then I wrote a poem I want to share with you, as I knew even then what...

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Frustrated With People My Age
By Dr. Laura on June 30, 2022

Faith describes her college friends as mostly lazy, pot-smoking slackers and says she is lonely and discouraged.   💡Dr. Laura: "Most kids are not being raised with character these days."

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Dating

Email of the Day: I Wasted Time With an On-Again/Off-Again Boyfriend
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2022

Starting when I was eighteen, I wasted ten years of my life waiting for my boyfriend to decide about me. Finally, he broke up with me and married soon after. Thank goodness he did, or I...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Not Enjoying Motherhood
By Dr. Laura on June 29, 2022

Motherhood makes Renee feel uptight and anxiety-ridden, and she thinks she's failing her two little girls.   💡Dr. Laura: "Allow yourself to be engaged and silly with your kids, and you'll...

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grandparents

COTD Podcast: Is It Wrong to Move Away From My Ailing Grandfather?
By Dr. Laura on June 28, 2022

Becky is having a hard time juggling the responsibilities of caring for her grandfather and parenting two young children while her commercial fisherman husband is gone for months at a time.

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Friendship

Email of the Day: I Learned the Hard Way Who Was a True Friend
By Dr. Laura on June 28, 2022

I had four “friends” who systematically watched me struggle with an unexplained health issue for four years. I went from a healthy, active person to being unable to walk, and needing to...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: I Offended My Friend
By Dr. Laura on June 28, 2022

Michelle angered her friend when she skipped a special event, and now she's wondering how to respond to her friend's angry text and subsequent apology.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's only an apology...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Our Kids Had Only Two Rules To Follow
By Dr. Laura on June 27, 2022

I have three young adult children who are all responsible, respectable, contributing citizens. While far from being the ideal parents, my husband and I did our best. We take pride in our...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: I've Had It With Work
By Dr. Laura on June 27, 2022

Susan is tired of her stressful job and wonders how she should go about telling her boss that she's ready to retire.   💡Dr. Laura: "Your only obligation to your employer is to handle...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: People Call Me a Complainer
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2022

Gayle's family and friends have told her that she comes across as negative, and she'd like Dr. Laura's help to change.   💡Dr. Laura: "Make connections with people by discussing things that...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: I Don't Want My Kids To Meet My Bio Dad
By Dr. Laura on June 26, 2022

Chris would like to know if it's appropriate to keep his children from meeting their biological grandfather since he has chosen to be uninvolved for most of Chris's life.   💡Dr. Laura: ...

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Parenting

COTD Podcast: Is it Time to Send My Daughter Back to School?
By Dr. Laura on June 25, 2022

Michelle is wondering if public school would be more beneficial than home schooling for her 7-year-old who loves to be the center of attention.   💡Dr. Laura: "Homeschooling parents have to...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: You CAN Find Prince…If You Know What’s Important
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2022

Several years ago, you talked about the qualities of a “true prince.” My ears perked up, and I decided to see how many of those qualities my husband had. Well, he turned out to be 100%...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Wife is Abusing Me
By Dr. Laura on June 24, 2022

Mark feels hopeless in his abusive marriage but wants to do what's right for his 8-year-old son.   💡Dr. Laura: "Separation is an appropriate first step in protecting yourself."

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Marriage

Email of the Day: I’ve Learned To Look At Problems From A Different Perspective
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2022

My husband and I talked about how we really needed to clean out our refrigerator. Prior to our marriage, I had “bachelorette” kitchen habits, meaning that kitchen cleaning was not on my...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Kids Are Punishing Me
By Dr. Laura on June 23, 2022

Marsha has reconciled with her cheating husband, and now she can only see her grandchildren if she goes to their home without her man.   💡Dr. Laura: "Your kids don't want to deal with your...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: Popular Culture is Harmful to Girls
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2022

I see popular culture harming girls from before the cradle all the way to the grave. I am the father of adopted twin daughters. “Adopted” is relevant, since today’s culture almost resulted...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: My Sister Won't Share Her Inheritance
By Dr. Laura on June 22, 2022

Kelly's sister has been taking care of their elderly mother, and Kelly feels resentful because the sister, instead of Kelly, will inherit their mother's home.   💡Dr. Laura: "Be grateful to...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My 2-Year-Old Is Being Terrible - Part 2
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2022

In part two of this call, Kelsey and her mother talk about how quickly the dynamics between Kelsey and her child changed for the better once grandma stopped getting involved in the...

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Marriage

Email of the Day: The Simple Things Keep Love Alive
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2022

This week was our fifteenth wedding anniversary, and my wife and I were going out to a nice restaurant. I came home early from work and she was in her sewing craft room taking in the waist...

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Parenting

Call of the Day Podcast: My 2-Year-Old Is Being Terrible - Part 1
By Dr. Laura on June 21, 2022

Kelsey feels like she's constantly battling her toddler, and it doesn't help that her own mother is often in the middle of her attempts to parent her child.   💡Dr. Laura: "Your...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Stopped Being a Helicopter Parent
By Dr. Laura on June 20, 2022

When my daughter was finishing her junior year of high school, it looked like she wasn’t going to graduate, and I was done crying, yelling and begging her to do what she needed to do. I...

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Confrontation

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Teens Need Help Problem-Solving
By Dr. Laura on June 20, 2022

A class of home-schooled teenagers calls Dr. Laura to discuss the best way to solve problems among their peer group.   💡Dr. Laura: "Make decisions based on how proud your future self would...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: My Husband Works Too Much
By Dr. Laura on June 19, 2022

Charlene wishes her husband wasn't such a workaholic, although she enjoys the financial benefits.   💡Dr. Laura: "Use your feminine charms to entice him to twice-a-week dates."

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Bad Childhood

COTD Podcast: Am I Obligated to Have a Relationship With My Dad?
By Dr. Laura on June 19, 2022

Ashley's estranged father is sick, old and alone, and she's wondering if she should try to rekindle a relationship with him.   💡Dr. Laura: "Circumstances may have changed, but that doesn't...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It OK to Use My Sister As Our Realtor?
By Dr. Laura on June 18, 2022

Tyler and Marci are relocating and wonder whether it's a good idea to use Marci's sister as their real estate agent.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's generally a bad idea to mix personal family...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Want To Make My Dad (And You) Proud
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2022

My late father wrote me this letter when I was in my late teens, and as much as I hear his voice, I also hear yours, as we often listened to you together:

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Being Discharged From My Program
By Dr. Laura on June 17, 2022

Max performed poorly in his special Navy program because he had a change of heart and is worried about how to tell his parents that he was released.   💡Dr. Laura: "You are the architect of...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: A Tribute To My Dad
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2022

There once was a boy from Forest Hills, NY who went on many fun adventures. He started his own business which he ran for 56 years, and he and his wife had a daughter – their one and only,...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: Should I Be Jealous?
By Dr. Laura on June 16, 2022

Samantha says she was surprised and concerned to see how complimentary and attentive her husband acts toward his female coworker.   💡Dr. Laura: "Don't ever forget to make your husband feel...

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Parenting

Email of the Day: Despite A Divorce, I Learned How To Be A Good Father
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2022

Years ago, I went through a divorce. I thought I would find another bride and move on with my life. I had three young children and, at the time, didn’t realize I shouldn’t do that.

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Dating

Call of the Day Podcast: My Boyfriend Dumped Me Via Text!
By Dr. Laura on June 15, 2022

Carmen says she needs closure since her boyfriend of 8 months broke up with her over text message.   💡Dr. Laura: "Thank your ex for saving you from yourself."

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: My Mom Makes Mountains Out of Molehills
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2022

Ellie is frustrated with her mom who she says overreacts when disciplining Ellie even for small infractions.   💡Dr. Laura: "Children must be respectful of parents, and parents must be...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I’m Proud I Got Fired for Doing the Right Thing
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2022

I worked in human resources for a not-for-profit organization in benefits administration. During an audit, we found an application from a critically ill employee that was unsigned. When...

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Confrontation

COTD Podcast: I'm Struggling to Feel Compassion Towards My Mom
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2022

Katherine has had four stepfathers and says she's not interested in consoling her mother over her latest husband's death.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's reasonable to feel annoyed, but there's no...

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Blog: Ways to Make Your Husband Feel Loved and Respected
By Dr. Laura on June 14, 2022

My book, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, originated from a call on my show that I will never forget.

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Inspiration

Email of the Day: You Helped Change My Life
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2022

I immigrated from Ukraine with my family when I was nearly 3 years old. Our household was always chaotic and stressful growing up, since there were seven kids and my father had a lot of...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: How Can I Help My Daughter?
By Dr. Laura on June 13, 2022

Debbie's grown daughter is brokenhearted since being dumped by her boyfriend, and Debbie would like to know how to ease her pain.   💡Dr. Laura: "The best parents can do is help their...

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Inspiration

COTD Podcast: Premarital Counseling Helped Make Our Marriage Strong
By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2022

Joe calls Dr. Laura to explain how premarital counseling through his church helped his wife and him achieve 31 happy years of marriage.   💡Dr. Laura: "Counseling helps couples learn how to...

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Family

Call of the Day Podcast: Our Family Had a Falling Out Over COVID
By Dr. Laura on June 12, 2022

COVID drove a wedge between Rachel and Bradley's families, but their children want to see their cousins, leaving the parents wondering what to do next.   💡Dr. Laura: "Be polite and choose...

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childhood

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Struggling With Negative Thoughts
By Dr. Laura on June 11, 2022

Adison calls in with her mother seeking help with how to change her way of thinking to overcome her negativity and have more of a “the glass is half full” perspective.   💡Dr. Laura: "The...

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Do The Right Thing

Email of the Day: I Didn’t Compromise My Integrity
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2022

I worked in California for a company based on the east coast. My job was to get farmers to sell us product for our processing plant. I had a contract to offer that was less attractive than...

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In-Laws

Call of the Day Podcast: My M-I-L is Messing Up My Vacation Plans
By Dr. Laura on June 10, 2022

Laura is upset that her vacation plans are being interrupted by the need to care for her mother-in-law who is recovering from a recent fall.   💡Dr. Laura: "Make a plan and solve the...

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HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Email of the Day: I’m No Longer A Perfectionist
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2022

When my daughter was in college, she dated a young man who told me of a conversation he had with his great-grandfather. This kid knew I was a perfectionist and thought I needed to hear...

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Friendship

Call of the Day Podcast: Is It Wrong to Dump My Friend?
By Dr. Laura on June 9, 2022

Kim is wondering if it's time to ditch her friend of 35 years who's getting ruder with time.   💡Dr. Laura: "It's not wrong to minimize contact with inconsiderate people."

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stay-at-home mom

Email of the Day: How We Afford My Being a Stay-at-Home Mom
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2022

From time to time, I hear women call your show saying they can’t afford to stay home full time with their children. I wanted to give my testimonial that it IS possible, but the husband and...

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Marriage

Call of the Day Podcast: I Chose Poorly
By Dr. Laura on June 8, 2022

Is there any way Dana can make a happy home for her children with a husband who is a drug-addicted cheater?   💡Dr. Laura: "Your kids deserve a home free from chaos."

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Inspiration

Call of the Day Podcast: I'm Unstuck After 18 Years
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2022

Dr. Laura gave Alie some special “homework” that changed everything for the better after 18 distressing years of recurring nightmares.   💡Dr. Laura: "The mind is a powerful tool."

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P.C.F.H. / Marriage 101

Email of the Day: I Almost Walked Away From My Marriage
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2022

Recently, I almost walked away from my 32-year marriage. It wasn’t until after I met with a divorce attorney and thought about all the callers you’ve had that I realized I had married a...

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Career

Call of the Day Podcast: This is Not The Life I Want
By Dr. Laura on June 7, 2022

Joshua's father expects him to work in the family business, but he'd like to take a different path.   💡Dr. Laura: "You're not obligated to follow in your father's footsteps."

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Parenting

Email of the Day: I Tried to Drag My Son Into Adulthood
By Dr. Laura on June 6, 2022

Several years ago, I called you because my teenage son had to be dragged kicking and screaming into adulthood. He wasn’t moving forward, getting a job or going to college, and I was beyond...

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